SparkS: a language for test process scripting for instrumentation systems

Saeedi Nikoo, Mahdi
Calibration of test and measurement equipment is an important requirement in industry to ensure that the measurements they perform are reliable. Developing automated calibration procedures with existing tools requires considerable programming expertise. In this thesis, we introduce the initial version of SparkS, a domain specific language that aims to make development and maintenance of automated calibration procedures much easier for workers in the field of calibration. We present the design and implementation of SparkS, and demonstrate its use on an example test process. The SparkS interpreter runs on Metrology.NET, a new generation platform for calibration automation, developed by Cal Lab Solutions, Inc., Aurora, CO, USA.