Remote access of automated test equipment

Hetherington, Nathan John (2004) Remote access of automated test equipment. [USQ Project]

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The control of Programmable Instruments using the GPIB, is possible through the use
of Application Programmers Interface (API). This thesis investigates the possibilities of
using a web server to provide remote access, to allow interactive control of the instruments
in an Automated Test Equipment (ATE) rack.
Fully documented programs where developed using the lcc-win32 software development
environment, and tested using an Apache web server. Programs and web pages
where developed for all the instruments included in the ATE Rack.
A web server to host all the pages developed for interaction with the ATE rack
was configured to provide a password controlled system. But due to security issues
regarding the PC that the equipment is attached to, connection to the Internet was not
possible. But some tests where performed to simulate the various components that the
Internet is comprised of, to detect possible errors that may occur.

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Item Type: USQ Project
Refereed: No
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Additional files available on CD-ROM held in USQ library.
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - Department of Electrical, Electronic and Computer Engineering
Date Deposited: 11 Oct 2007 00:13
Last Modified: 22 Sep 2017 00:57
Uncontrolled Keywords: automated test equipment, ATE rack, remote access
Fields of Research : 08 Information and Computing Sciences > 0803 Computer Software > 080309 Software Engineering
10 Technology > 1005 Communications Technologies > 100503 Computer Communications Networks

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