Development of remotely accessible Matlab/Simuhnk based electrical drive experiments

Bogosyan S., Gökaşan M., Turan A., Wies R. W.

IEEE International Symposium on Industrial Electronics, Vigo, Spain, 4 - 07 June 2007, pp.2984-2985 identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Doi Number: 10.1109/isie.2007.4375090
  • City: Vigo
  • Country: Spain
  • Page Numbers: pp.2984-2985
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: Yes


This paper describes the development of remotely accessible electrical drive sets for hands-on education in electrical machinery, electrical drive and control courses as well as certain aspects of motion control and power electronics. The remote access is provided via the developed client-server communication method using the TCP/IP protocol to run the Matlab/Simulink compatible electrical drive sets operating on the remote server side. The developed method allows access to the robotics and electrical drive test-beds, namele permanent magnet DC (PMDC), permanent magnet synchronous (PMSM), and induction motor (IM) motor-load sets, developed for both on-site and remote use at the Control Laboratory in the University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF). The client-server communication is developed in C/C++ using wxWidgets to communicate with the Matlab/Simulink downloadable DS1104, which is the control unit used in all the electrical drive systems in the lab. The UAF remote laboratory web site can be accessed at: