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Sensors and Signal Conditioning

  • Course Code :
    MKT 505
  • Level :
    Undergraduate
  • Course Hours :
    2.00 Hours
  • Department :
    Department of Mechanical Engineering

Instructor information :

Area of Study :

This course aims to: • Introduce sensors and transducers as main elements in Mechatronics systems. • Enrich the student’s basic knowledge about signal conditioning units to prepare signals to be suitable for next stage. • Train students to calibrate, select, and use sensors in Mechatronics, systems.

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Sensors and Signal Conditioning

Analog Signal Conditioning, Digital Signal Conditioning, Temperature Sensors. Mechanical Sensors, Optical Sensors, Ultrasonic Sensors, Fiber Optic Sensors.

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Course outcomes:

a. Knowledge and Understanding:

1- a1. Define sensors and transducers.
2- a2. Explain the principals of different sensors including: position,
3- a3. Explain the principals of analog signal conditioning using
4- a4. Describe the function of the different types of A/D & D/A
5- a5. Discus the modern trends in sensors( fiber optics, mems

b. Intellectual Skills:

1- b1. Select suitable sensors based on function, performance
2- b2. Select the suitable A/D and D/A converters.

c. Professional and Practical Skills:

1- c1. Use sensors and signal conditioning in mechatronics systems.

d. General and Transferable Skills:

1- d1. Collaborate effectively within multidisciplinary team
2- d2. Effectively manage tasks, time, and resources.
3- d3. Search for information and engage in life-long self-learning discipline


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Course topics and contents:

Topic No. of hours Lecture Tutorial/Practical
Introduction 2 1
Position & speed measurements 2 1
Stress and strain measurements 2 1
Temperature measurements 2 1
Vibration and Acceleration Measurement 2 1
Pressure and flow Measurements 2 1
Semiconductor sensors and Microelectromechanical devices. 4 2
Analog interfacing 5 3
Data Acquisition Systems 5 2
New trends 4 2

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Teaching And Learning Methodologies:

Teaching and learning methods
Interactive Lecturing
Brain Storming
Discussion
Experiential learning
Project
Research

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Course Assessment :

Methods of assessment Relative weight % Week No. Assess What
1st Midterm 15.00 6
2nd Midterm 15.00 11
Assignments, Participation, & Quizzes 20.00
Course Project 10.00 12
Final Exam 40.00

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Books:

Book Author Publisher

Recommended books :

1. Text Book: • Alciatore, David G.& Histand, Michael B.; “Introduction to Mechatronics and Measurement System”, McGraw Hill, 4th Edition, 2012 • Bolton, William; “Mechatronics: Electronic Control Systems in Mechanical and Electrical Engineering”; Prentice Hall, 4th Edition, 2008 2. Lecture notes and videos on the course Moodle page, FUE website.

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