Control of an embedded system via internet

Gbor Sziebig, Bla Takarics, Pter Korondi

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This paper presents our experience with a complete multimedia educational program of dc servo drives for distant learning. The program contains three parts: animation, simulation, and Internet-based measurement. The animation program helps to understand the operation of dc motors as well as its time- and frequency-domain equations, transfer functions, and the theoretical background necessary to design a controller for dc servo motors. The simulation model of the dc servo motor and the controller can be designed by the students based on the animation program. The students can also test their controllers through the Internet-based measurement, which is the most important part from an engineering point of view. Students can then perform various exercises such as programming the D/A and A/D cards in the embedded system and designing different types of controllers. First, a simple PI controller can be designed, but advanced students can also design more sophisticated controllers such as the sliding mode controller. After the measurements are executed, the students can download the measured data and compare them to the simulation results.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number5409682
Pages (from-to)3324-3333
Number of pages10
JournalIEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics
Issue number10
StatePublished - Oct 2010
Externally publishedYes

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
Manuscript received November 10, 2008; revised August 7, 2009; accepted December 23, 2009. Date of publication February 8, 2010; date of current version September 10, 2010. This work was supported in part by the National Science Research Fund (OTKA K62836) and in part by the Control Research Group of the Hungarian Academy of Science.

Funding Information:
T WO e-learning education projects supported by the European Union provide the background of this paper. The contributors developing the projects were spread all over Europe and came from more than ten countries. The support was granted to the participants under the umbrella of the Leonardo da Vinci program (part of the European Commission’s Lifelong Learning Programme).


  • DC motor
  • distant learning
  • sliding-mode control


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