A Flexible Remote Electronics Laboratory

Document type: Conference Papers
Peer reviewed: Yes
Author(s): Ingvar Gustavsson, Johan Zackrisson, Henrik Åkesson, Lars Håkansson
Title: A Flexible Remote Electronics Laboratory
Translated title: Flexibelt fjärrstyrt elektroniklaboratorium
Conference name: The International REV2005 Symposium
Year: 2005
City: Bukarest
Organization: Blekinge Institute of Technology
Department: School of Engineering - Dept. Mathematics and Science (Sektionen för teknik – avd. för matematik och naturvetenskap)
School of Engineering S- 371 79 Karlskrona
+46 455 38 50 00
Authors e-mail: ingvar.gustavsson@bth.se, johan.zackrisson@bth.se, henrik.akesson@bth.se, lars.hakansson@bth.se
Language: English
Abstract: The Internet provides new possibilities for universities and other teaching organizations to share laboratories equipped with expensive instruments. A remotely operated electronics laboratory has been set up by Blekinge Institute of Technology in Sweden. The laboratory is a client/server application and the Internet is used as the communication infrastructure. In the new version presented in this paper security problems are solved and an authentic appearance of instruments and components are provided. Most remote electronics laboratories elsewhere offer fixed experiments but in this one, students can simultaneously assemble circuits and conduct experiments much like they do in a traditional university laboratory. The laboratory is always open and can be used by registered students and guest users around the world.
Subject: Signal Processing\General
Keywords: Remote engineering, on-line laboratory, electronics