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ME 461 - Computer Cntrl of Mech Systems

Last offered Fall 2022

Official Description

Microcomputer control of thermal and mechanical systems: sensors and transducers, signal transmission and conversion, and regulator actuation. Course Information: 3 undergraduate hours. 3 or 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite: ME 360 or ABE 425.

Detailed Course Description

Microcomputer control of thermal and mechanical systems: sensors and transducers, signal transmission and conversion, and regulator actuators.

TOPICS:

• DC circuits.

• Analog and digital electronics.

• Sensors, transducers, and actuators.

• Data conversion and transmission.

• Microcontroller architecture.

• Microcontroller programming and interfacing.

• Response and control of electro-mechanical systems.

• Introduction to sampled time control theory.

LABORATORY TOPICS:

1. Soldering and Introduction to the Hardware and Software.

2. Digital I/O

3. Timers and Pulse-Width Modulation.

4. Analog-to-Digital Conversion.

5. Digital-to-Analog Conversion and Sampling.

6. Characterization and Control of PMDC Motors.

7. Parallel Interfacing with the LS7266 Quadrature Encoder.

8. Open Loop Motor Control and Friction Compensation.

9. System Identification and Model-Based Control Design.

10. Wall Following and RC Driving

ME: MechSE or technical elective.

EM: Possible secondary field, with approval.

TitleSectionCRNTypeHoursTimesDaysLocationInstructor
Computer Cntrl of Mech SystemsAB330305LCD30900 - 0950 M W  106B1 Engineering Hall Daniel J Block
Computer Cntrl of Mech SystemsAB460190LCD40900 - 0950 M W  106B1 Engineering Hall Daniel J Block
Computer Cntrl of Mech SystemsAL160191LAB00900 - 1050 R  302 Transportation Building 
Computer Cntrl of Mech SystemsAL268244LAB01100 - 1250 R  302 Transportation Building 
Computer Cntrl of Mech SystemsAL368245LAB01400 - 1550 R  302 Transportation Building 
Computer Cntrl of Mech SystemsAL475761LAB01600 - 1750 R  302 Transportation Building 
Computer Cntrl of Mech SystemsAL575762LAB01100 - 1250 F  302 Transportation Building 
Computer Cntrl of Mech SystemsAL675763LAB01300 - 1450 F  302 Transportation Building