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Instrumentation and Computer Control course is specially designed to make the scientists and engineers capable of interfacing an experimental setup, automate the setup by computer controls, the book is unique in its treatment of the subject in terms of coverage and approach.
The book adopts a "learning through doing" approach. Each chapter deals with a major topic in computer control system design related to hardware, firmware and software. The chapters proceed as a series of practical experiments the reader sets up a simple hardware system, develops and downloads a simple program, and immediately observes and tests the outcome. The book then reflects on the experimental results, evaluating the strengths and weaknesses of the technology or technique introduced, explores how precise the link is between theory and practice, and considers scaling up the applications in the wider context. This is one of a few books that explains how to automate a lab, industry etc., using own proprietary or commercially made instruments using hardware, firmware and software.
The book can be used by automation engineers in the industry, physicists working in an experimental setup, embedded system engineers and students who are interested in PC interfacing projects. Every chapter includes all the interfacing buses, hardware firmware and software design.
Joby Antony :- is Engineer-F at Inter University Accelerator Centre(Formerly Nuclear Science Centre). He has more than 25 years' experience in working with Interfacing, Automation and Computer Controls (IAUC). He has his Bachelor of Engineering degree in Electronics and Communication Engineering from Faculty of Engineering &Technology, JMI, New Delhi with a first rank and he has done his Master's degree in Electronics & Computer Technology from Kent State University, Ohio, USA. He has also done his Ph.D from IIT (ISM) Dhanbad. He has been a Visiting Scientist to CERN, Geneva (European Centre of Nuclear Research where WEB was born) during the commissioning of Large Hadron Collider Instrumentation in 2004 and later in 2014. He is currently the in charge of Electronics for Cryogenics at IUAC.