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Software for automatic infrared spectroscopy of liquid samples: a new concept
Author(s): Karl Molt; G. Fischer
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Paper Abstract

Most modern FT-IR/NIR-Spectrometers fulfill the requirements for automatic analysis in connection with autosaiuplers. Bidirectional communication between a computer and the spectrometer is a common feature. Sequences of application software commands for collecting and evaluating spectra can be stored in macro files for later automatic execution. Macro programming facilities often have some of the advanced features of modern programming languages like arithmetic calculations, loops, goto-statements, subroutines etc.. However for the design of complex automation systems macro programming by itselve is not flexible enough e.g. for realizing the input/output procedures or the logical flow of the automation software. Additionally macro programming of large applications can be very troublesome, complicated and time consuming. We could provide additional flexibility for the solution of complex automation tasks by designing a special compiler capable of generating macro files. The compiler written in C gathers all information needed for a certain batch of samples and generates a suitable macro file. This macro file contains all commands for driving the hardware (spectrometer and autosampler) and processing the results. Several additonal service programs are responsible for the user-interaction and the input/output of data.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 March 1992
PDF: 2 pages
Proc. SPIE 1575, 8th Intl Conf on Fourier Transform Spectroscopy, (1 March 1992); doi: 10.1117/12.56464
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Karl Molt, Univ. Duisburg (Germany)
G. Fischer, Univ. Duisburg (Germany)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1575:
8th Intl Conf on Fourier Transform Spectroscopy

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