Development of a web-based control laboratory for automation technicians: The three-tank system

R. Dormido, H. Vargas, N. Duro, J. Sánchez, S. Dormido-Canto, GONZALO ALBERTO FARIAS CASTRO, F. Esquembre, S. Dormido

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Abstract

This paper introduces a Web-based control laboratory for experimentation on a nonlinear multiple-input-multiple-output (MIMO) system: The three-tank plant. Using this application, automation technician students can learn in a practical way many fundamental aspects of control processes. The client-side of the virtual laboratory has been developed using the programming support provided by Easy Java Simulations (EJS), an open-source tool for teachers with limited programming skills who want to create Java applications and applets. The lab has been integrated in the collaborative Web-based experimentation environment eMersion which provides more flexibility for the students performing the laboratory experiments.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)35-44
Number of pages10
JournalIEEE Transactions on Education
Volume51
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Feb 2008

Keywords

  • Collaborative learning
  • Distance learning
  • Interactive systems
  • Laboratory education
  • Virtual laboratory
  • Web-based experimentation

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