Development and implementation of a remote instrumentation monitoring system

The objective of this project is to be able to acquire signals and operate instruments from various equipment connected through an Agilent E5810A LAN / GPIB Gateway to a data network, so that they can remotely act on them, monitor the generated data and analyze the evolution thereof.

The project is a continuation of a first conceptual phase, currently implemented at the National Accelerators Center (CNA), and is aimed at controlling environmental tests, improving current benefits within the project’s timeframe.

With this system, in addition, technicians will be able to receive notifications if certain contour parameters exceed the previously defined limits at the time of beginning the experiment.


Final Degree Project or Master

Reference: NTE002/2017

Link with other activities:

This project is part of the development of the laboratory for the characterization of electronic components against RadLab® ionizing radiation. The only laboratory in the world that is simultaneously approved by the North American Defense Agency, NASA and the European Space Agency and additionally holds accreditation 17025 for performing dosimetries and execution of tests against the ESA and DSCC standards.

Characteristics / Candidate Profile

Knowledge is required – experience in:

  • Programming desktop applications Winforms with .NET (C #)
  • Multi-threaded programming for desktop applications with .NET. Concurrent access to interface controls from different subprocesses. Delegated methods.
  • Programming of Microsoft SQL Servers with Transact-SQL (stored procedures and functions).
  • Notions of GPIB communication protocol.


During the first week of the project an Alter Tutor will give specific training on the development of the first phase and define the specific scope of the deliverables associated with this second phase of the project, based on the experience of the candidate and their familiarity with the tools of work required.

During this first phase, the candidate will document in detail the requirements and foundations of the first phase of the project, which will be used as Inputs to generate a document with the requirements and scope of the second phase.

The project will end with a functional and operative interface validated by the tutors and documented in the detail required to be the basis of a maintenance plan for the application if necessary.

Term / Expected result

Time Limit: It is expected that this second phase of development will take 4 to 8 weeks of work, and that the deliverables will be approved by the tutors at the end of the project.

Expected result:

  1. Functional analysis of requirements.
  2. Remote monitoring application, installed and tested.
  3. Maintenance plan of the application.


University of Seville:    Fernando Muñoz / Rogelio Palomo

Alter Technology:   Antonio Juez

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