Spring 2024 - ENSC 387 D100

Introduction to Electro-Mechanical Sensors and Actuators (4)

Class Number: 5823

Delivery Method: In Person

Overview

  • Course Times + Location:

    Jan 8 – Apr 12, 2024: Tue, Thu, 8:30–10:20 a.m.
    Burnaby

  • Exam Times + Location:

    Apr 24, 2024
    Wed, 7:00–10:00 p.m.
    Burnaby

  • Instructor:

    Balbir Gill
  • Prerequisites:

    ENSC 380 or MSE 280, with a minimum grade of C-.

Description

CALENDAR DESCRIPTION:

This course provides an introduction to sensors and actuators for electromechanical, computer-controlled machines and devices. Topics include operating principles, design considerations, and applications of analog sensors, digital transducers, stepper motors, continuous-drive actuators, and drive system electronics. Component integration and design considerations are studied through examples selected from applications of machine tools, mechatronics, precision machines, robotics, aerospace systems, and ground and underwater vehicles. Laboratory exercises strengthen the understanding of component performance, system design and integration. Students with credit for MSE 310 may not take ENSC 387 for further credit.

Materials

REQUIRED READING NOTES:

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Registrar Notes:

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