A Concept for a Flexible and Scalable Infrastructure for Remote Laboratories

Robustness in Remote Engineering Laboratories
  • Karsten Henke
  • Steffen Ostendorff
  • Heinz-Dietrich Wuttke
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 282)


This paper describes a universal remote lab infrastructure. This new extended infrastructure consists of three parts: a control unit for performing practical experiments with the physical systems, located in our remote lab, a bus protection unit to interface the remote lab bus and to protect it from misuse and damage, as well as a protection unit, which protects the physical systems against deliberate damage or accidentally wrong control commands. These units are for control, interface, surveillance and protection of the connected physical systems. The general concept and setup is presented in this paper, including the possibilities and limitations of such an approach. This concept is an extension of the remote lab architecture proposed in earlier papers.


Control Engineering Education Web-Based Education Virtual and Remote Labs Web-Based Design Tools Distance Learning 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Karsten Henke
    • 1
  • Steffen Ostendorff
    • 1
  • Heinz-Dietrich Wuttke
    • 1
  1. 1.Integrated Communication Systems GroupIlmenau University of TechnologyIlmenauGermany

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