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LabVIEW Champion: Dr. Holger Brand

My name is Holger Brand. I am working in germany as:


LabVIEW (CLD) is definitely my favorite programming language since Version 5.0 in 1999, but I am also used to C/C++, Java, Fortran, and Python. Due to past projects at GSI and in industry I collected experience with most NI software and many NI hardware, including DAQ, Motion, Vision, RT, FPGA, DSC, Database (Oracle & PostgreSQL).


I am contributing to NI forums using HB@BNT or Fire but much more frequently to the german


I was honored by NI with the Best Paper Award at VIP 2011.


My main development project in the past, since 2001, was the CS Framework,, and currently I am working on the development of its successor CS++,  CS means Control System. CS is an artificial object oriented approach started with LabVIEW 6.1. CS++ is based on LVOOP and the Actor Framework. The first trial with the actor framework doing some gas flow control resulted in a Science publication (see below).




  • E. Kuhlmann, Light meson production and pp-Bremsstrahlung at the COSY time-of-flight spectrometer, 1993 Phys. Scr. 48 226
  • W. Eyrich, A detector system for hyperon production at the COSY time-of-flight spectrometer, 993 Phys. Scr. 48 115
  • S. Brand, Las Vegas: Obect Oriented Monte-Carlo-Simulation for the COSYTOF-Spectrometer, Proceedings of the Third International Workshop on Software Engineering, Artificial Intelligence and Expert Systems for High Energy and Nuclear Physics, October 4 - 8 , 1993, Oberammergau, Germany, page 139.
  • G. Kraft,, First patients treatment at GSI using heavy-ion beams, S. Myers et al. (Eds.): Proceedings, Institute of Physics Publishing, Bristol and Philadelphia, Vol. 1 (1998) 212-216
  • H. Brand, Heavy Ion Cancer Therapy @ GSI - Slow Control and Online Monitoring, D.Bulfone, A.Daneels (Eds.), Proceedings of the ICALEPCS 1999, Trieste, Italy, Comitato Conferenze ELETTRA, 1999, p. 394, ISBN 88-87992-01-0
  • E. Badura, Control system for cancer therapy with a heavy ion beam at GSI, IEEE TNS 47 No.2 (2000)170
  • H. Brand, UML System Design and Implementation using Rhapsody, i-Logix and LabWindows/CVI, Rahman Jamal, Roland Heinze (Hrsg.), Virtuelle Instrumente in der Praxis 2001 - Automation -, S. 75, VDE Verlag, 2001, ISBN 3-8007-2593-2
  • H. Brand, Automated Thickness Measurement of Targets and Degraders, Rahman Jamal/Hans Jaschinski (Hrsg.), Virtuelle Instrumente in der Praxis 2001, S. 131, Hüthig , Heidelberg, 2001, ISBN 3-7785-2829-7
  • D. Beck, LabVIEW Control Applications for Cave A and SHIPTRAP, GSI Scientific Report 2001 (2002) 207
  • D.Beck, A Control System (not only) for SHIPTRAP, Proc. "SEI Frühjahrstagung 2002", Darmstadt, Germany, Editor F. Wulf, ISSN 1438-496 (2002) 1
  • H. Brand, The PHELIX Control System based on UML Design Level Programming in LabVIEW, Proceedings of the ICALEPCS 2003, WP549, Gyeongju, Korea, 2003, ISBN 89-954175-2-8 98420
  • D. Beck, CS - A Control System Framework for Experiment (not only) at GSI, Proceedings of the ICALEPCS 2003, MP568, Gyeongju, Korea, 2003, ISBN 89-954175-2-8 98420
  • D.Beck, Ein allgemeines Kontrollsystem für Experimenteinrichtungen der GSI, Rahman Jamal/Hans Jaschinski (Hrsg.), Virtuelle Instrumente in der Praxis 2003, S. 30, Hüthig , Heidelberg, 2003, ISBN 3-7785-2908-0
  • D. Beck, Anwendung des allgemeinen Kontrollsystems CS auf eine flexible Schrittmotorsteuerung an der GSI, Rahman Jamal/Hans Jaschinski (Hrsg.), Virtuelle Instrumente in der Praxis 2004, S. 250, Hüthig , Heidelberg, 2004, ISBN 3-7785-2932-3
  • D. Beck, A new control system for ISOLTRAP, Nucl. Instrum. Meth. A527 (2004) 567-579
  • D. Beck, The CS Framework: A Labview Based Approach to SCADA Systems, Proceedings of the ICALEPCS 2005, PO1.051-6, Genf, Schweiz, 2005, ISBN 2-914771-31-2
  • D. Beck, Die LabVIEW-DIM Schnittstelle: Das Tor zur standardisierten Kommunikation zwischen LabVIEW und einer Vielfalt von Programmiersprachen und Betriebssystemen, Rahman Jamal/Hans Jaschinski (Hrsg.), Virtuelle Instrumente in der Praxis 2005, S. 20, Hüthig , Heidelberg, 2005, ISBN 3-7785-2947-1
  • C.Yazidjian, Commissioning and first on-line test of the new ISOLTRAP control system, Proceedings of ENAM'04, Eur. J. Phys. A 25, s01, 67-68 (2005)
  • P. Koczon, New Slow Control System for FOPI, GSI Scientific Report 2005 (2006) 273
  • D. Beck, The first approach to object oriented programming for LabVIEW real-time targets, EEE Transactions on Nuclear Science, Vol. 53, Issue: 3, Part 1 (2006) 930 - 935
  • D. Beck, Enhancing the CS Framework for Distributed Control Systems, GSI Scientific Report 2006(2007) 214
  • D. Beck, Control System Design Using LabVIEW Object Oriented Programming, Proceedings ICALEPCS 2007, Knoxville, USA
  • H.Brand, The PHELIX Control System Based on CS-Framework 3.0, Proceedings ICALEPCS 2007, Knoxville, USA
  • H. Brand, Object oriented programming with LabVIEW, Bericht von der SEI-Herbsttagung 2008, HMI-B623 Berlin, Dez. 2008, Seiten 217–256, ISSN-0936-0891
  • D. Beck, Improving the usability of the CS Framework, GSI Scientific Report 2007 (2008) 258
  • H. Brand, The HGF Base Class Library based on LVOOP, GSI Scientific Report 2008, page 260; English version:
  • H. Brand, Machbarkeitsstudie: LVOOP basiertes Agenten-System, "Virtuelle Instrumente in der Praxis - Begleitband zum Kongress VIP 2009", Rahman Jamal, Hans Jascchinski (Hrsg.), Hüthig Verlag, ISBN 978-3-7785-4057-2; English version:
  • D. Beck, A Pulse-Pattern Generator Using LabVIEW FPGA, Proceedings of ICALEPCS2009, Kobe, Japan, ISBN 978-4-9905391-0-8 (2010) 215-217
  • F. Berck, Prototyp für ein mobiles Agentensystem in LVOOP, "Virtuelle Instrumente in der Praxis 2010 - Begleitband zum 15. VIP-Kongress", Rahman Jamal, Ronald Heinze (Hrsg.), VDE Verlag, ISBN 978-3-8007-3235-7
  • F. Ziegler, A new Pulse-Pattern Generator based on LabVIEW FPGA, Nucl. Instrum. Meth. A 679 (2012) 1–6
  • D. Neidherr, The CS framework as a control system for the HITRAP facility at GSI, Proceedings of PCaPAC 2012 conference, Kolkata
  • J. Even, Synthesis and detection of a seaborgium carbonyl complex, Science 19 September 2014: Vol.345 no. 6203 pp. 1491-1493 DOI: 10.1126/science.1255720
  • H. Brand, CS++ - NI Actor Framework-based Class Library, "Virtuelle Instrumente in der Praxis 2016 - Begleitband zum 21. VIP-Kongress", Rahman Jamal, Ronald Heinze (Hrsg.), VDE Verlag, ISBN 978-3-8007-4208-0
  • H. Brand, Anwendung von AF/CS++ auf CompactRIO am Beispiel der GEM-Disc-Produktionsanlage für PANDA@FAIR, "Virtuelle Instrumente in der Praxis 2017 - Begleitband zum 22. VIP-Kongress", Rahman Jamal, Ronald Heinze (Hrsg.), VDE Verlag, ISBN 978-3-8007-4441-1

To be continued ...