Modular Web-Based Interactive Hybrid Laboratory Framework for Research and Education

Lei, Z, Zhou, H, Hu, W, Deng, Q, Zhou, D, Liu, Z and Lai, J 2018, 'Modular Web-Based Interactive Hybrid Laboratory Framework for Research and Education', IEEE Access, vol. 6, pp. 20152-20163.

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: Journal Articles

Title Modular Web-Based Interactive Hybrid Laboratory Framework for Research and Education
Author(s) Lei, Z
Zhou, H
Hu, W
Deng, Q
Zhou, D
Liu, Z
Lai, J
Year 2018
Journal name IEEE Access
Volume number 6
Start page 20152
End page 20163
Total pages 12
Publisher IEEE
Abstract Online laboratories are offering new experimental potential for research and education purposes. This paper investigates the design and implementation of a web-based hybrid laboratory framework for research and education. Based on the previous work of the Networked Control System Laboratory (NCSLab), a hybrid laboratory with a highly modular design providing plug-in free online experiments is discussed. The proposed modular design of the NCSLab is provided in four aspects as hardware, software, control algorithms, and deployment, which covers all of the phases that compose an online experimental platform. The experiments that are integrated into the NCSLab for research and education are also explored in detail. To verify the effiectiveness of the proposed modular design, a virtual wiring fan speed control system and a physical wireless power transfer system are deployed as examples to illustrate the virtual and remote experiments, respectively. The modular hybrid laboratory has been applied to research and engineering education at Wuhan University, and the corresponding pedagogical evaluation verified the effiectiveness of the NCSLab.
Subject Information and Computing Sciences not elsewhere classified
Engineering not elsewhere classified
Technology not elsewhere classified
Keyword(s) Hybrid laboratories
modular design
networked control research
web-based architecture
DOI - identifier 10.1109/ACCESS.2018.2821713
Copyright notice © 2018 IEEE
ISSN 2169-3536
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