Optical Associates: Handheld High Intensity Light Meter

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Handheld Calibrated High Intensity Light Meter: measures high intensity light and displays the intensity values on an LCD display. One switch selects between normal operation, peak readings only, or value hold. Another switch selects between two different light probes. A USB port provides a connection to a PC for configuration, calibration and data logging.

  • This project involved developing both the embedded software for the device itself, and desktop software for configuring and calibrating the device and logging intensity readings to disk.
  • The embedded side of the project was written in C using the Microchip development environment (compiler and emulator) for a PIC18F2550 microprocessor.
  • The desktop side of the project was written in Visual Basic using MS Visual Studio 2005.

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