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Sensors and actuators are important components of mechatronic systems. This module outlines the fundamentals of how they work, how to assess and select them properly, and how to integrate them into an overall system.
The module covers the operation and integration of a wide variety of transducers and actuators, and also discusses technical details and practical applications, Engineering principles of sensor and actuator systems, Sensing principles for the measurement of position, velocity, acceleration, angular velocity, strain, torque, force, pressure, flow rate and Actuator principles and applications, Practical experience with sensor and actuator systems.
A student passing this module should be able to:
Demonstrate a strong knowledge of the range of general-purpose sensors and actuators and evaluate their relative merits to generate ideas in the resolution of well-defined or abstract problems.
Analyse, specify and design simple sensor-based measurement systems and sensor.
Demonstrate enhancement of analytical skills, problem solving skills and technical presentation skills.
Work various actuators such as Electrostatic actuators, Electrostatic resonators and gyroscopes
Analyse and problem solving of various actuators
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