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Design and development of Multipurpose Educational and Research Platform (MERP) for learning control & IOT technologies

Embong, Abd Halim and Akbar, Muhammad Ali and Rashid, Muhammad Mahbubur (2019) Design and development of Multipurpose Educational and Research Platform (MERP) for learning control & IOT technologies. Journal of Engineering Science and Technology (JESTEC), 14 (2). pp. 747-762. ISSN 1823-4690

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Vision TN50 “Transformasi Nasional 2050” is encouraging institutions to produce more talent for digitalization and transformation of Industries. This transformation opens a new domain for Internet of Things (IoT) technologies. Therefore, students are required to develops their skills and knowledge in the field of advance automation and robotics. There are a lot of automation or control labs available in the educational institutions that are not equipped with advance automation which are required for Internet of Things (IoT) technologies. This paper presents the design and development of a multipurpose educational and research platform (MERP) for learning IoT automation technologies. To develop a MERP, four requirements are outlined in this paper; (i) industrial standard controller to be used (ii) integration of the platform with the cloud computing (iii) develop a low-cost platform (iv) suitable for Industrial and Enterprise applications prototyping. To analyse the impact of MERP, students experience is evaluated on this developed platform in International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM). The evaluation result shows the enormous improvement in student’s skills in term of learning new control technologies, especially Internet of Things (IoT). The proposed platform leverage students to design, control and develop IoT application that are in line with the industry 4.0.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 7277/68945
Uncontrolled Keywords: Automation and Robotics, Control Lab, Engineering Education, Internet of Things (IoT), Learning Technologies
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General) > TA165 Engineering instruments, meters, etc. Industrial instrumentation
T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General) > TA168 Systems engineering
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Engineering
Kulliyyah of Engineering > Department of Mechatronics Engineering
Depositing User: Abd Halim Embong
Date Deposited: 27 Dec 2018 15:38
Last Modified: 18 Apr 2019 15:09
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/68945

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