SRJC Course Outlines

7/20/2024 8:41:48 PMELEC 82 Course Outline as of Fall 2024

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CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  ELEC 82Title:  MECHATRONICS FUND  
Full Title:  Mechatronics Fundamentals
Last Reviewed:4/10/2023

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum3.00Lecture Scheduled2.5017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled43.75
Minimum3.00Lab Scheduled1.508 min.Lab Scheduled26.25
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total4.00 Contact Total70.00
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  87.50Total Student Learning Hours: 157.50 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade Only
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
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Catalog Description:
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In this course, students will analyze and control systems that combine mechanical elements with electronic components using computers and/or microcontrollers. Topics include sensors, actuators, servo and stepper motors, and motor controllers.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:
Course Completion of ELEC 54C


Recommended Preparation:

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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In this course, students will analyze and control systems that combine mechanical elements with electronic components using computers and/or microcontrollers. Topics include sensors, actuators, servo and stepper motors, and motor controllers.
(Grade Only)

Prerequisites:Course Completion of ELEC 54C
Recommended:
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:CSU;
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP

ARTICULATION, MAJOR, and CERTIFICATION INFORMATION

Associate Degree:Effective:Inactive:
 Area:
 
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
CSU Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 2018Inactive:
 
UC Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
 
C-ID:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Both Certificate and Major Applicable



COURSE CONTENT

Student Learning Outcomes:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
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1. Identify the different sensor types and measurands; force, temperature, distance, velocity, acceleration, pressure, flow, optical, and chemical.
2. Test and plot sensor data to obtain sensor characteristics.
3. Demonstrate the operation of servo and stepper motors.
 

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At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
1. Explain how sensor characteristics and signal conditioning affect a simple system.
2. Compare sensing of a measurand using sensors based on different physical effects.
3. Test and plot sensor data to obtain sensor characteristics.
4. Demonstrate the use of sensors to provide feedback to a control system.
5. Design a useful device containing a sensor or actuator and predict its behavior.
6. Utilize microcontrollers that use sensors as input and actuators as output.
7. Design a motor control system using servo and stepper motors.

Topics and Scope
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I. Introduction
    A. Classification of sensors and actuators
    B. Sensing and actuating strategies
    C. Transduction
    D. Evacuation
II. Performance Characteristics
     A. Input/output characteristics
    B. Accuracy and errors
    C. Frequency response and calibration
     D. Applications
III. Temperature Sensors
    A. Thermistors
    B. Resistance temperature sensors
IV. Optical Sensors
    A. Photodiodes
    B. Phototransistors
    C. Photoresistors
     D. Infrared
V. Magnetic Sensors
     A. Proximity sensors  
     B. Hall sensors
VI. Mechanical Sensors
     A. Accelerometers
     B. Force sensors
    C. Pressure sensors
VII. Acoustic Sensors
VIII. Chemical Sensors
     A. Humidity
    B. Moisture
IX. Motors as Actuators
     A. Servo motors and controls
    B. Stepper motors and controls
X. Interfacing Methods and Circuits
    A. Bridge circuits
    B. Interfacing to microprocessors
    C. Data transmission
    D. Power requirements
    E. Noise and interference
XI. Interfacing to Microprocessors
    A. General requirements for sensors and actuators
    B. Input signal conditioning
     C. Output signals: level, power, and isolation
    D. Driving methods: direct drive and pulse width modulation (PWM)
XII. Laboratory Topics
    A. Temperature and humidity sensors
    B. Optical sensors
    C. Magnetic sensors
    D. Mechanical sensors
    E. Acoustic sensors
    F. Chemical sensors
    G. Servo motors and controls
    H. Stepper motors and controls
    I.  Interfacing to Arduino

Assignments:
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Lecture-Related Assignments:
1. Reading (10-30 pages per week)
2. Homework assignment(s) (1-4)
3. Quizzes (2-6)
4. Final exam
 
Lab-Related Assignments:
1. Laboratory assignments (5-12) including demonstrating operation of a sensor-controlled motor
2. Lab reports (4-8)

Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.Writing
20 - 50%
Lab reports
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
20 - 30%
Homework assignment(s)
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
10 - 30%
Laboratory assignments
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
20 - 40%
Quizzes; final exam
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
0 - 0%
None


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Fundamentals of Mechatronics. Jouaneh, Musa. Cengage Learning. 2013 (classic).

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