ELEC 344 Sensors and Actuators
This course provides an introduction to sensing and actuation in mechatronic systems. The topics include physical principles for the measurement and sensing of displacement, motion, force, torque, pressure, flow, humidity, radiation (visible and IR) and temperature using analog and digital transducers; actuating principles using continuous drive actuators, stepper motors, optical encoders and servo motors; and methods for signal collection, conditioning and analysis.
(Lec: 3, Lab: 0.75, Tut: 0)
The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering is housed in Walter Light Hall which provides over 5,400 square meters of modern research, teaching and classroom facilities. The building is linked to Goodwin Hall which houses the School of Computing. Additional space for undergraduate laboratories and research is located in Beamish-Munro Hall.
All courses except ELEC 898 , ELEC 899 and ELEC 999 are 3.0 credit units. Not all courses are offered every year.