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Issue No. 04 - July/August (2008 vol. 10)
ISSN: 1521-9615
pp: 50-59
H?ctor Vargas , Universidad Nacional de Educaci?n a Distancia (UNED)
Raquel Dormido , Universidad Nacional de Educaci?n a Distancia (UNED)
Gonzalo Farias , Universidad Nacional de Educaci?n a Distancia (UNED)
Sebasti? Dormido , Universidad Nacional de Educaci?n a Distancia (UNED)
Natividad Duro , Universidad Nacional de Educaci?n a Distancia (UNED)
Francisco Esquembre , University of Murcia
Sebasti? Dormido-Canto , Universidad Nacional de Educaci?n a Distancia (UNED)
Jos? S?nchez , Universidad Nacional de Educaci?n a Distancia (UNED)
ABSTRACT
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.
INDEX TERMS
Laboratories, interactive systems, automatic control, control education, nonlinear systems
CITATION
H?ctor Vargas, Raquel Dormido, Gonzalo Farias, Sebasti? Dormido, Natividad Duro, Francisco Esquembre, Sebasti? Dormido-Canto, Jos? S?nchez, "An Integrated Virtual and Remote Control Lab: The Three-Tank System as a Case Study", Computing in Science & Engineering, vol. 10, no. , pp. 50-59, July/August 2008, doi:10.1109/MCSE.2008.89
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