A Remote Laboratory Experiment for 4-Quadrant Control of a DC Motor

IRMAK E., BAYINDIR R., Colak I., Soysal M.

COMPUTER APPLICATIONS IN ENGINEERING EDUCATION, vol.19, no.4, pp.747-758, 2011 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 19 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Doi Number: 10.1002/cae.20361
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.747-758
  • Keywords: web-based laboratory, remote experimentation, real-time systems, DC motor, speed control, SYSTEM, IMPLEMENTATION, ONLINE, ACCESS


This study presents development of the system architecture to perform laboratory experiments over the Internet for electrical engineering education. Design and implementation of four-quadrant speed control experiment for a direct current (DC) motor is given in the article as a sample remote experimental study. The system designed consists of four main parts as a client, a server, a data acquisition unit and an experimental set with a control unit. MATLAB web server (MWS) is used to send and receive data or graphics over the Internet. While the experiment is being operated, the real experimental set placed in the laboratory can be monitored by the remote user. Evaluation results show that the system designed accelerates the learning period, increases the concentration on the experiment and provides a safe environment for four-quadrant speed control experiment of a DC motor. (C) 2009 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. Comput Appl Eng Educ 19: 747-758, 2011; View this article online at wileyonlinelibrary.com/journal/cae; DOI 10.1002/cae.20361