Process control languages are generally complex and machine-oriented. Their use requires a high degree of skill, not only in process control knowledge, but also in the programming. On one extreme, control programs are written in assembler language. This is a time-consuming process and the high investment is tailored to a specific application. The resulting programs are difficult to communicate between the programmer and the user. On the other extreme, recent attempts have used high-level languages, i.e., FORTRAN, but these still require assembly-level supplements. In general, only the programmers know what the program does. Thus, a void exists between the programmer and the user. This paper presents a segment of the user-oriented, high-level language, DIPSTK, which has the following design features: can control both digital and analog signals, is easy to learn and communicate, provides the necessary user-operating support, integrates a graphical data display, and is easily modified for additional control structures. The remainder of this language was developed by a co-investigator. This contribution included the fundamental syntax digital data handling.
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Bauer, Christian S.
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College of Engineering
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Strange, Charles C., "DIPSTK-a Process Control Language" (1985). Retrospective Theses and Dissertations. 4843.
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