Oct 01, 2023  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Academic Catalog 
2019-2020 Undergraduate Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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GE 3302 - Instrumentation and Control of Engineered Systems

3 lecture hours 2 lab hours 4 credits
Course Description
This course teaches the fundamentals of measurement systems and will prepare students to design and conduct engineering experiments.  Basic concepts in mechatronic systems will be introduced.  Topics include the general characteristics of measurement systems: static, transient and periodic signals, 1st and 2nd order response, signal conditioning, sampling and D/A conversion.  Laboratory topics will include the use of specific transducers, which includes the physical principle for each transducer and the advantages and limitations of the measurement techniques, along with fundamental concepts in signal conditioning and data acquisition. A project is included in this course. (prereq: EE 201 , GE 2006 or ME 2003 , ME 354 , GE 3901 or ME 190 )
Course Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  • Design and conduct engineering experiments
  • Describe the characteristics and requirements for common measurements
  • Describe the operation and use of common sensors used in measurement
  • Design a measurement and data acquisition system

Prerequisites by Topic
  • Basic circuits, dynamics, heat transfer and MATLAB programming

Course Topics
  • Signal characteristics
  • Measurement system behavior
  • Sampling and data acquisition
  • Measurement uncertainty & uncertainty analysis
  • Planning an experiment
  • Technical report writing
  • Types of measurements
  • Mechatronics, actuators & controls
  • Review and exams

Laboratory Topics
  • Measurement uncertainty (measuring density of a sample)
  • Static calibration and transient response (temperature measurement)
  • Measurement of temperature rise during cutting process
  • Measurement of torque vs tension in bolted joint (strain gage)
  • Accelerometer measurement (vibration of cantilever beam)
  • Accelerometer measurement (transient, vehicle “crash test”)
  • Pressure & flow measurement
  • Project (specification of measurement and data acquisition)

Dr. Matt Schaefer

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