Focuses on these modern technologies and their industrial applications, including robotics. Sensors and actuators are fundamental to the operation of machines under both manual and automatic control. There has been a revolution in the technology of electrical, hydraulic and pneumatic devices, incorporating miniaturisation and digital interfacing. The generic issues of measurement uncertainty and error analysis are also addressed.
Introduction to electrical components, AC and DC circuits
AC and DC motors, electric motor selection
Mechanical power transmission
Physics and design of sensors
Sensor specification and dynamics
Measurement uncertainty and experimental analysis
Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.
Learning outcomes and graduate attributes
|On completion of this unit, students should be able to:||GA1||GA2||GA3||GA4||GA5||GA6||GA7|
|1||understand the structure and implementation of modern industrial control systems||Knowledge of a discipline|
|2||apply the basic principles and performance characteristics of common industrial actuators and mechanical power transmission systems||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline|
|3||choose the appropriate actuator and transmission system for a specified load||Intellectual rigour||Creativity|
|4||understand the basic physics behind a number of common sensor types, and be able to use manufacturer’s specifications to determine whether a sensor is suitable to measure a specified phenomenon||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline|
|5||design an instrumentation system incorporating amplification, signal conditioning and data acquisition, and determine key characteristics and accuracy of the system||Creativity|
|6||explore basic robotics technology||Knowledge of a discipline|
|7||demonstrate skills in effectively and safely using laboratory equipment in a team environment, and in reporting findings.||Knowledge of a discipline|
- Bishop, R.H, 2007, Mechatronic Systems, Sensors and Actuators: Fundamentals and Modeling (The Mechatronics Handbook), 2nd edition, CRC Press. ISBN: 13: 978-0849392580.
Teaching and assessment
Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2018 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 2
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