IBM PC Data Acquisition and Processing Software Evaluation

Reaves, Richard E. (1995) IBM PC Data Acquisition and Processing Software Evaluation. Moss Landing, CA, Moss Landing Marine Laboratories, (Moss Landing Marine Laboratories Technical Memorandum, 95-4)

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Commercially available software packages for IBM PC-compatibles are evaluated to use for data acquisition and processing work. Moss Landing Marine Laboratories (MLML) acquired computers since 1978 to use on shipboard data acquisition (Le. CTD, radiometric, etc.) and data processing. First Hewlett-Packard desktops were used then a transition to the DEC VAXstations, with software developed mostly by the author and others at MLML (Broenkow and Reaves, 1993; Feinholz and Broenkow, 1993; Broenkow et al, 1993). IBM PC were at first very slow and limited in available software, so they were not used in the early days. Improved technology such as higher speed microprocessors and a wide range of commercially available software made use of PC more reasonable today. MLML is making a transition towards using the PC for data acquisition and processing. Advantages are portability and available outside support.

Item Type: Monograph or Serial Issue
Title: IBM PC Data Acquisition and Processing Software Evaluation
Personal Creator/Author:
Reaves, Richard E.
Series Name: Moss Landing Marine Laboratories Technical Memorandum
Number: 95-4
Date: 1995
Publisher: Moss Landing Marine Laboratories
Place of Publication: Moss Landing, CA
Institution: Moss Landing Marine Laboratories
Subjects: Engineering
Item ID: 4079
Depositing User: Joan Parker
Date Deposited: 11 Aug 2010 20:55
Last Modified: 29 Sep 2011 16:30

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