Remote Access of Computer Controlled Experiments

Document type: Conference Papers
Peer reviewed: Yes
Author(s): Kristian Nilsson, Johan Zackrisson, Mats Pettersson
Title: Remote Access of Computer Controlled Experiments
Conference name: ICBL2008
Year: 2008
ISBN: 978-3-89958-466-0
Publisher: International Association of Online Engineering (IAOE)
City: Florianopolis
Organization: Blekinge Institute of Technology
Department: School of Engineering - Dept. of Signal Processing (Sektionen för teknik – avd. för signalbehandling)
School of Engineering S- 372 25 Ronneby
+46 455 38 50 00
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Language: English
Abstract: In this paper, we present a way for students to access and operate laboratory equipment, controlled by a laboratory computer via a remote access program. In this way, the solution is not dependent on the specific laboratory equipment, as long as the equipment can be remotely controlled. The system can easily be altered to be used in another laboratory setup. Students are able to make reservations of experiment sessions through a web interface, which is administrated by the system administrator. The solution proposed in this paper is one way to speed up the development of remote accessible laboratories. Most of the proposed solution is based on open source software and the hardware is built on ordinary consumer parts, which makes the proposed remote laboratory architecture cost effective.
Subject: Computer Science\Computersystems
Computer Science\General
Keywords: Remote handling, Student experiments, Training, e-Learning