Abstract: In the article it is considered preconditions and main principles of creation of virtual laboratories for computer-aided design, as tools for interdisciplinary researches. An important feature of this project is using the advanced multi-dimensional access method for organizing the information base of the Virtual laboratory. Virtual laboratory, what are offered, is worth to be used on the stage of the requirements specification or EFT-stage, because it gives the possibility of fast estimating of the project realization, certain characteristics and, as a result, expected benefit of its applications. Using of these technologies already increase automation level of design stages of new devices for different purposes. Proposed computer technology gives possibility to specialists from such scientific fields, as chemistry, biology, biochemistry, physics etc, to check possibility of device creating on the basis of developed sensors. It lets to reduce terms and costs of designing of computer devices and systems on the early stages of designing, for example on the stage of requirements specification or EFT-stage.
An instance of using the VLCAD is designing the Portable Device "Floratest" as Tool for Estimating of Megalopolis Ecology State. Portable device "Floratest" is aimed for express-diagnostic of plant state. It is developed in the V.M. Glushkov Institute of Cybernetics of National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine. Party of this device is manufactured and transferred to organizations, worked in the agricultural sector, environmental protection area, mineral fertilizer production etc. for working out of methodical tools. Using of the device for estimating of megalopolis ecology state by means of evaluation of green plant state is described in the article. Together with Megalopolis Ecomonitoring and Biodiversity Research Center of National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine there were got results of experimental researches of influence detecting of heavy metals and harmful substances on the trees and plants in Kiev.
Keywords: Virtual Laboratory; Computer-Aided? Design; Access Methods; Distributed System, Kautsky effect, chlorophyll, chlorophyll fluorescence induction, fluorescence, fluorometer, portable device, ecology.
ACM Classification Keywords: J.6 Computer-Aided? Engineering –Computer-Aided Design (CAD); D.4.3 File Systems Management – Access Methods; K.4.3 Organizational Impacts – Computer-Supported? Collaborative Work; J.3 Life and Medical Sciences - Biology and Genetics, J.7 Computers in Other Systems – Real Time, C.3 Special-Purpose? and Application-Based? Systems – Microprocessor/microcomputer applications
DISTRIBUTED VIRTUAL LABORATORIES FOR SMART SENSOR SYSTEM DESIGN
Oleksandr Palagin, Volodymyr Romanov, Vitalii Velychko, Igor Galelyuka, Volodymyr Fedak, Volodymyr Grusha, Dmytro Artemenko, Oksana Galelyuka