Computer Control of Experiments

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12POEX Z 2 2+0 Czech
Garant předmětu:
Miroslav Čech
Miroslav Čech
Miroslav Čech
Department of Laser Physics and Photonics

Introduction. Basic design of computers, microcomputers. Hardware: computer-experiment interconnection ( interfaces RS232C,IEE488, A/D and D/A converters, sensors, drivers, etc.) Software: operating systems for control of experiments ( real time OS, multitasking, multiuser). Basic theory of control systems. Programming languages for control (assembler, C, etc.) Introduction to TCP/IP protocols. Control of experiments via Internet.


Basic knowledge in digital electronics.

Syllabus of lectures:

1.Introduction to digital electronics

2.Principle of computers

3.Principle of sensors

4.A/D and D/A converters

5.Computer interfaces, serial, parallel, USB

6.IEEE-488 interface


8.Real time operating systems

9.Programming language

10.Introduction to theory of control systems

11.Introduction to computer network, TCP/IP protocols

12.Practical training

Syllabus of tutorials:


Study Objective:

Knowledge: Structure and principles of computer control of experiments

Skills: to design a realize measurement and control system.

Study materials:

Key references:

1.H. Häberle: Industrial Electronics and Information Technology, Europa-Sobotáles cz., Praha 2003 (in Czech)

2.J. Balátě a kol.: Technical Resources of Automatic Control, SNTL Praha, 1986 (in Czech)

3.F. Dlabola, J. Starý: Microprocessor Systems a data transfer, NDS Praha 1986 (in Czech)

4.J. Bayer, J. Bílek: Control Systems Design, Skripta ČVUT, 1987 (in Czech)

5.V. Haasz, J. Roztočil, J. Novák: Digital Measurement Systems, Skripta ČVUT, 2000 (in Czech)

6.M. Šnorek: Standard Interfaces of PC, Grada, Praha 1992 (in Czech)

7.J. Pavel, J. Resl: Electrotechnic I, Vydavatelství ČVUT, Praha 1997 (in Czech)

8.J. Pavel, J. Resl: Electrotechnic II, Vydavatelství ČVUT, Praha 1998 (in Czech)

9.B. Kainka: USB - Measurement, Control and Regulation by the USB, Ben, Praha 2002 (in Czech)

10.J. Peterka: Computer Network 3.0., www.earchiv.cz, 2004 (in Czech)

Recommended references:

1.1. IEEE Std. 481.1-2003 , IEEE Standard for Higher Performance Protocol for Standard Digital Interface for Programmable Instrumentation, IEEE New York, 2003

2.W. Kester: Analog-Digital Conversion, Analog Devices, 2004

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