St. Louis, Missouri
June 18, 2000
June 18, 2000
June 21, 2000
5.5.1 - 5.5.8
24x7: Lab Experiments Access on the Web All the Time
Jim Henry University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
24 hours a day and 7 days a week, engineering laboratory equipment at UTC is for users via the World Wide Web. Users can conduct systems lab experiments from remote sites, anytime day-or-night, any day of the week. Additionally, "local" laboratory users have experimental data and response graphs posted for Web access (viewing and downloading). The hardware consists of distributed desktop computers connected to a variety of engineering laboratory equipment. The software is all implemented with LabVIEW.
With remote access, students need support in a different manner than with traditional laboratory courses. This paper discusses aspects of this situation and suggests ways to accomplish this student support.
The web address (URL) for the lab is http://chem.engr.utc.edu
Hardware and Software
The engineering laboratory at UTC for several years has been using desktop computers for data acquisition and control of engineering equipment. The data acquisition and control software is written with LabVIEW software.
The computers are all networked with ethernet and have internet (IP) addresses. A web- server program was developed which allowed users to conduct experiments using widely available web browsers. The users conduct the experiments either from computer labs on campus or from home computers via internet providers.
More details are given in Henry (1996, 1997, 1998a and 1998b).
Henry, J. (2000, June), 24x7: Lab Experiments Access On The Web All The Time Paper presented at 2000 Annual Conference, St. Louis, Missouri. https://peer.asee.org/8147
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