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Analysis, Design and Implementation of a General Framework for Remote Lab

by Yasser H. Elawady, A.S. Tolba
International Journal of Computer Applications
Foundation of Computer Science (FCS), NY, USA
Volume 14 - Number 1
Year of Publication: 2011
Authors: Yasser H. Elawady, A.S. Tolba

Yasser H. Elawady, A.S. Tolba . Analysis, Design and Implementation of a General Framework for Remote Lab. International Journal of Computer Applications. 14, 1 ( January 2011), 1-10. DOI=10.5120/1812-2344

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title = { Analysis, Design and Implementation of a General Framework for Remote Lab },
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Hands-on laboratory experiments are a vital part of engineering and physical sciences education, having a strong impact on students' learning outcomes. With the increased usage of electronic kits in the educational laboratories, and the need for training a huge number of students on these kits, it is imperative to enable to remote access to a physical laboratory, either as part of an on-site or distance learning course. In addition to the convenience provided to students, there are also cost and safety related benefits. Many institutions can not afford the expensive equipment provided in a physical lab. Such laboratories are very convenient and effective for learning hardware design concepts and elaborating hardware-based graduation projects. This paper addresses the hardware (HW) and software (SW) tools necessary for building a general framework for remote laboratory access. The proposed system allows performing experiments remotely across the Internet via web interface as well as locally in the classroom. In addition, it introduces enhancements for the remote lab activities leading to improving its performance and makes the data transfer more secure.

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Index Terms

Computer Science
Information Sciences


Remote laboratory access Virtual laboratory FPGA E-learning.