Issue No. 03 - May/June (2009 vol. 11)
DOI Bookmark: http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/MCSE.2009.61
Héctor Vargas , Spanish National University for Distance Education (UNED)
José Sánchez-Moreno , Spanish National University for Distance Education (UNED)
Sebastián Dormido , Spanish National University for Distance Education (UNED)
Christophe Salzmann , Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL)
Denis Gillet , Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL)
Francisco Esquembre , University of Murcia
The authors introduce a new approach to developing Web-enabled environments for remote diagnostics, maintenance, and experimentation in engineering. They've based their approach on a middleware layer, called a Java-Internet-Labview (JIL) server, which provides a transparent mechanism for communicating Java programs with Labview virtual instruments (VIs) running on different computers, without prior communication facilities. Via this layer, the user can control the VI via the Internet, and its controls and indicators become writable and readable from a Java applet. They illustrate their approach by applying it to the development of a complete Web-enabled application for remote control of a thermal process.
Web-based interaction, distributed systems, Internet, process control, distance learning
F. Esquembre, S. Dormido, D. Gillet, J. Sánchez-Moreno, C. Salzmann and H. Vargas, "Web-Enabled Remote Scientific Environments," in Computing in Science & Engineering, vol. 11, no. , pp. 36-46, 2009.