The unit will be focused on a common electro-mechanical system that incorporates the basic components of electric and mechanical power systems, electronics and mechatronics. This will provide a context based introduction to basic electrical theory including Ohm’s law, Kirchoff’s voltage and current laws, passive component characteristics (resistors, capacitors & inductors) as well as a conceptual introduction to transistors, operational amplifiers and digital logic. Sensors for measuring physical phenomena such as temperature, pressure and force will be included together with an introduction to AC and poly phase systems, power factor, electromagnetism, DC motors, AC motors, Servo-motors, motor speed control, batteries and electric motor and speed controller selection. Integration and control of the system will provide an introduction to simplified mechatronics systems through the use of the Arduino system to interface sensors, computer code and actuators integrating and acquiring data from sensors. The unit of study will include a strong practical component where students will become familiar with the basics of electrical circuits, electrical motors, power supplies, assembling simple circuits and the use of measurement tools such as multimeters and oscilloscopes in the context of electro-mechanical systems. A laboratory where students write and upload code to an Arduino system that interfaces with sensors and actuators will be included.
|Academic unit||Aerospace, Mechanical and Mechatronic|
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