Under an NSF - DUE sponsored laboratory development program, we have developed a multidisciplinary mechatronics/process control remote laboratory (MPCRL) consisting of an array of experiments, which expose students to elements of aerospace, mechanical, electrical, civil, and chemical engineering. A new laboratory curriculum and manual have been developed to introduce students to PC-based data acquisition, rapid control prototyping, and control of a multitude of multidisciplinary experimental test-beds. In addition, in summer 2000, we developed the MPCRL web site to facilitate remote access to our laboratory test-beds via the world-wide-web. The MPCRL web site features online-experiments, information/navigation/ resource centers, prerecorded videos of experiments, live video stream of online-experiments, and a chat window. The MPCRL supports undergraduate and graduate control courses including the capstone design projects. Finally, its outreach efforts have included summer workshops for graduate and high school students.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||17|
|Journal||ASEE Annual Conference Proceedings|
|State||Published - 2001|
|Event||2001 ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition: Peppers, Papers, Pueblos and Professors - Albuquerque, NM, United States|
Duration: Jun 24 2001 → Jun 27 2001
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