Electronics, Interfaces and Data Acquisition Systems.
The course is an integrator project to the first cycle with a strong component of engineering practice and Applied Physics. The theme is suggested by the teacher, who will guide and follow the development of the various phases of the project.
The use of Internet search engines for the development of the project will be strongly encouraged. Students will be required to assemble of a prototype, make a short written report and an oral presentation of the project. The project will be done in groups of two or three students, with individual report and presentation.
Knowledge of the principles of operation of instruments controlled by computer;
Ability to create small tools for computer-controlled industrial instrumentation or consumption.
Knowledge of the basic rules of product design; Interpret correctly specification sheets produced by manufacturers; Know how to assemble a small system with electronic sensors and actuators.
Know how to use Labview software or equivalent.
Competence to solve problems;
Competence in critical thinking;
Competence in applying theoretical knowledge in practice.
1 – Design Techniques;
2 – Computer controlled instruments – hardware and software.
3 - Design and assembling of a prototype.
Report of a seminar or field trip: 20.0%
Engineering Design Methods – Strategies for Product Design, Nigel Cross, John Wiley and Sons, 2000
Electronic Portable Instruments: Design and Applications, Halit Eren, CRC Press, 2004
Microprocessor Based Design: A Comprehensive Guide to Effective Hardware Design , Michael Slater , Prentice Hall, 1988