Conference Paper

Virtual and remote experimentation with the Ball and Hoop system

Dipt. Inf. y Autom., UNED, Madrid, Spain
DOI: 10.1109/ETFA.2009.5347108 Conference: Emerging Technologies & Factory Automation, 2009. ETFA 2009. IEEE Conference on
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Using Internet-based networking technologies traditional control laboratories in engineering education can be replaced with a remote or simulated experimental session. Thus, the way of studying becomes more flexible: the assistance to the laboratories is minimized. Accessing to the application students can make experiments and obtain results with a real plant from different localizations far from the university. This paper presents a complete virtual and remote control laboratory for experimentation of an oscillatory system: the ball and hoop. Using this application students can understand in a practical way important topics such as non-minimum phase behaviors, zeros transmission of the system, resonance, or to demonstrate control of oscillatory systems. The client-side of the virtual laboratory has been developed using the programming support provided by easy Java simulations (Ejs). The server-side has been developed using Labview and a data acquisition card.

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