EEE 571 - Introduction to Mechatronics Design

2 Unit(s)


Basic instrumentation concepts; Overview of mechatronics and its design approach; Measurement Systems; Control Systems. Microprocessor-based controllers: introduction, hardware overview, programming, interrupts, on-chip subsystems, parallel I/O. Choice of embedded computers (HCS12 and PIC); choice of level of languages: low-level, mid-level, high-level languages. Analog and digital devices: Op-amp, ADC, DAC, and power transistors, H-bridge, relay-bridge. Programming of microprocessors, mechanics prototyping, and the design process. Application of analog and digital electronics to modern mechatronics systems and intelligent manufacturing particularly smart sensors, controllers and actuators. Stepper motor controller and driver. Serial communication, analog I/O, PWM, interfacing communication with PC. Modelling and control of electromechanical systems: actuators (solenoids, solid-state witches, DC motors, stepper motors, servomotors, AC motors), sensors (position, velocity, force, tactile, pressure, level, and ultrasonic), and their applications to intelligent manufacturing. Analog and Digital Sensors. Encoders. Electric motors, actuators, and sensor integration, motion control, and mechanical drives. Pneumatic and Hydraulic Systems: directional control valves, rotary actuators. Mechanical Actuation Systems: cams, gear trains, ratchet and pawl, belt and chain drives, bearings. Introduction to CNC Programming. Introduction to Programmable Logic Controller (PLCs). Introduction to design of robotic systems.