Learn Engineering with scientific digitalized experiments

Interactive Remote Experimentation for Active Learning

Designed with STEM education in mind, IREAL stands for "Interactive Remote Experimentation for Active Learning." It is an ongoing project aiming to facilitate the implementation of scientific lab experiments in a higher educational context. 
Provides open education lab access
Require initial digitalization phase
Records various media and measurements
Each experiment is accessed through a tailored interface
Any number of students can access it at the same time

Higher Education

Scientific Experiments

IREAL is already trusted by first plan higher education institutions

Through various EdTech collaborations, ISAE-SUPAERO hosts and supports the digitization of scientific experiments with several educational institutions.

INPT/ENSEEITH
ENAC

IREAL FEATURES

IREAL: Nothing real, Everything true

100% real world

IREAL is 100% real! It offers digitized lab experiments captured from actual physical equipment with no simulation.

Many science fields

Designed initially for aerospace higher education, IREAL offers lab experiments in many different fields.

Easy access 

The use of IREAL only requires a web browser on a device connected to the Internet.

Always running

Unlike real lab experiments that require hard equipement and complex logistic, IREAL is always available for learning.

Scalable experiments

Labs are always possible, regardless of the number of students in the class.

Economical

Once captured using the "IREAL Scan Development Kit", the cost of using a lab experiment is minimal.

Example of IREAL Experiments

 Hydraulic jump on slopes 

 Hydraulic jumps in a tilted channel.Hydraulic jumps are observed when a torrential flow in an open channel is obstructed by a weir. The settling location and the step amplitude of the hyd... 

Control of a Dynamic Systems 

The objective is to learn how PID regulation works and how gains affect system stability. The basic concepts of dynamic system control are illustrated by stabilizing a helicopter platform...

 The Chladni plates 

Experimental study of vibrations on plates by sprinkling them with fine sand. We obtain figures of Chladni, named after the founder of modern acoustics. The grains of sand move towards ar...

IREAL CHARACTERISTICS

IREAL has four main specificities

1

ACCESSIBLE

Lab experiments are accessible from anywhere, at any time, on any device.

2

REALIST

Experiments are captured from real physical installations and never simulated

3

ROBUST

Once digitalized, lab experiments are never out of order

4

SCALABLE

Lab experiments are possible regardless of the number of students in the class.

Want to author a new lab experiment?

IREAL is supported by several partners

IREAL is an innovative project initially launched in the IDEA team (Innovative Digital & Education for Aerospace) at ISAE-SUPAERO.

INPT/ENSEEITH
ENAC
ANR

IREAL is contributing to UNIVERSEH

UNIVERSEH is the new European Space University for Earth and Humanity. It support the creation of digitalized labs for its space education.

 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Any questions about IREAL?

The IREAL platform is hosted in the secured ISAE-SUPAERO datacenter, situated in France.

You can use all experiment labs you have access to in your courses.

A specific process has been set up to support the digitalization of new experiment labs. The operations are based on a collaboration between the (remote) campus lab and the IREAL team.

As IREAL capture real experiment and there is no mathematical model used to compute experiments results, we cannot consider it is simulation. It's a deferred real experiment.

IDEA Team members contributing to IREAL

Who developped IREAL?

IREAL is developed by the IDEA team (Innovative Digital & Education for Aerospace) of ISAE-SUPAERO.

IREAL
  • IREAL is online digital experiments for higher education!
CONTACT
  • IDEA Team, ISAE-SUPAERO,
    10, avenue Édouard-Belin
  • BP 54032
    31055 Toulouse CEDEX 4

  • idea@isae-supaero.fr
SUPPORT
  • IREAL is supported by :
  • ISAE-SUPAERO
  • UNIVERSEH
  • IDEFI DEFI DIVERSITE
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