MREN 318 Sensors and Electric Actuators
This course introduces the basic technologies, structures and operation principles of sensors and electric actuators used in mechatronic systems. The topics include physical principles for the measurement of motion, force, torque, pressure, flow, humidity, radiation (visible and IR) and temperature using analog and digital transducers; methods for signal collection, conditioning and analysis; actuating principles and steady-state characteristics of dc, induction, synchronous, stepper and servo motors, and power transmission systems. Various components will be experimentally tested and analyzed.
(Lec: 4, Lab: 1, Tut: 0.5)