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Issue No.04 - July/August (2008 vol.10)
pp: 50-59
Natividad Duro , Universidad Nacional de Educaci?n a Distancia (UNED)
Raquel Dormido , Universidad Nacional de Educaci?n a Distancia (UNED)
H?ctor Vargas , Universidad Nacional de Educaci?n a Distancia (UNED)
Sebasti? Dormido-Canto , Universidad Nacional de Educaci?n a Distancia (UNED)
Jos? S?nchez , Universidad Nacional de Educaci?n a Distancia (UNED)
Gonzalo Farias , Universidad Nacional de Educaci?n a Distancia (UNED)
Francisco Esquembre , University of Murcia
Sebasti? Dormido , Universidad Nacional de Educaci?n a Distancia (UNED)
Current Internet-based technologies allow traditional control laboratories to be supplemented with remote or simulated experimentation sessions, which holds much promise for distance learning institutions. The authors describe a complete virtual and remote laboratory for the three-tank plant, a nonlinear multiple input/multiple output control system that students can run from a computer connected to the Internet. The implementation of their laboratory is an example of the integration of open source software tools: running the experiment on the student's computer requires only a Java-enabled Web browser. This article shows examples of laboratory assignments that the authors' students must complete for a course on system identification and control.
Laboratories, interactive systems, automatic control, control education, nonlinear systems
Natividad Duro, Raquel Dormido, H?ctor Vargas, Sebasti? Dormido-Canto, Jos? S?nchez, Gonzalo Farias, Francisco Esquembre, Sebasti? Dormido, "An Integrated Virtual and Remote Control Lab: The Three-Tank System as a Case Study", Computing in Science & Engineering, vol.10, no. 4, pp. 50-59, July/August 2008, doi:10.1109/MCSE.2008.89
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