Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/187792
Title:
A LOCAL NETWORK FOR LABORATORY AUTOMATION AND DATA COLLECTION.
Author:
PRECKSHOT, GEORGE GARRELL.
Issue Date:
1982
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
This dissertation describes LABNET, a loosely-coupled network of small computers for laboratory automation and data collection. The network comprises two parts: RAPNET, the local-network operating-system-like software, and Real-time MICRODARE, an interactive language for programming automation and data-collection tasks. RAPNET provides the framework upon which application-level programs like MICRODARE execute. In addition to the usual file services and other miscellaneous system services normally supplied by a single-CPU operating system, RAPNET provides link-level message facilities, program control, and a virtual channel system. There is a means for coordinated application-level program intercommunication, the pseudo-link; pseudo-links are the means by which programs running in different CPUs or in the same CPU may be connected. To the application-level program, a pseudo-link looks just like a file or device. Real-time MICRODARE supplies an interactive programming capability which uses the facilities of RAPNET to enable a programmer to do distributed program systems for automation, simulation, and data collection. MICRODARE consists of an interactive BASIC-like job-control language, and a compiled fast-task language. The job-control language permits time and event dependent scheduling of automation and data-collection program segments. The fast-task language does simulation, signal-processing, data-collection, and control tasks at close-to-assembly-language speeds.
Type:
text; Dissertation-Reproduction (electronic)
Keywords:
Computer simulation.; Laboratories -- Data processing.; Computer networks.; Electronic data processing.
Degree Name:
Ph.D.
Degree Level:
doctoral
Degree Program:
Electrical Engineering; Graduate College
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.titleA LOCAL NETWORK FOR LABORATORY AUTOMATION AND DATA COLLECTION.en_US
dc.creatorPRECKSHOT, GEORGE GARRELL.en_US
dc.contributor.authorPRECKSHOT, GEORGE GARRELL.en_US
dc.date.issued1982en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractThis dissertation describes LABNET, a loosely-coupled network of small computers for laboratory automation and data collection. The network comprises two parts: RAPNET, the local-network operating-system-like software, and Real-time MICRODARE, an interactive language for programming automation and data-collection tasks. RAPNET provides the framework upon which application-level programs like MICRODARE execute. In addition to the usual file services and other miscellaneous system services normally supplied by a single-CPU operating system, RAPNET provides link-level message facilities, program control, and a virtual channel system. There is a means for coordinated application-level program intercommunication, the pseudo-link; pseudo-links are the means by which programs running in different CPUs or in the same CPU may be connected. To the application-level program, a pseudo-link looks just like a file or device. Real-time MICRODARE supplies an interactive programming capability which uses the facilities of RAPNET to enable a programmer to do distributed program systems for automation, simulation, and data collection. MICRODARE consists of an interactive BASIC-like job-control language, and a compiled fast-task language. The job-control language permits time and event dependent scheduling of automation and data-collection program segments. The fast-task language does simulation, signal-processing, data-collection, and control tasks at close-to-assembly-language speeds.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeDissertation-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.subjectComputer simulation.en_US
dc.subjectLaboratories -- Data processing.en_US
dc.subjectComputer networks.en_US
dc.subjectElectronic data processing.en_US
thesis.degree.namePh.D.en_US
thesis.degree.leveldoctoralen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineElectrical Engineeringen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberMcCauley, William J.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberMason, Charles T.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberWard, Oscar G.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberHoshaw, Robert W.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberVan Astall, Willarden_US
dc.identifier.proquest8217453en_US
dc.identifier.oclc681968315en_US
All Items in UA Campus Repository are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.