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Controlling Laboratory Processes From A Personal ComputerComputer program provides natural-language process control from IBM PC or compatible computer. Sets up process-control system that either runs without operator or run by workers who have limited programming skills. Includes three smaller programs. Two of them, written in FORTRAN 77, record data and control research processes. Third program, written in Pascal, generates FORTRAN subroutines used by other two programs to identify user commands with device-driving routines written by user. Also includes set of input data allowing user to define user commands to be executed by computer. Requires personal computer operating under MS-DOS with suitable hardware interfaces to all controlled devices. Also requires FORTRAN 77 compiler and device drivers written by user.
Document ID
19910000457
Document Type
Other - NASA Tech Brief
Authors
Will, H. (NASA Lewis Research Center, Cleveland, OH.)
Mackin, M. A. (NASA Lewis Research Center, Cleveland, OH.)
Date Acquired
August 14, 2013
Publication Date
September 1, 1991
Publication Information
Publication: NASA Tech Briefs
Volume: 15
Issue: 9
ISSN: 0145-319X
Subject Category
PHYSICAL SCIENCES
Report/Patent Number
LEW-14907
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.