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Sensors and Actuators MSE 310 (4)

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 various mechatronic applications. Laboratory exercises to strengthen the understanding of the course material are developed and required. Prerequisite: MSE 221, MSE 222, MSE 251, MSE 280. Students with credit for ENSC 387 may not take MSE 310 for further credit.