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What you will learn

  • Understand how sensor manufacturers characterize and calibrate their sensors.

  • Tune a PID control loop and access the PID control function of the Cypress PSoC development kit for a motor control application

  • Understand manufacturing methods used to build electro-mechanical and micro-machined sensors.

Skills you will gain

Sensor manufacturingPID controlMEMS hardwareMEMS sensorsProcess Control
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Approx. 55 hours to complete
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This course is part of the 100% online Master of Science in Electrical Engineering from University of Colorado Boulder. If you are admitted to the full program, your courses count towards your degree learning.

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1

Week 1

13 hours to complete

Process Control

13 hours to complete
7 videos (Total 125 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
7 videos
2: Review of 2nd Order Transfer Functions15m
3: PID Control16m
4: Plant-wide controllers6m
5: Predictive Machine Maintenance7m
6: Digital Protocols35m
7: Lab For Implementing A Sensor With PID Control40m
2 readings
Reading Assignments8h
Video Assignments40m
1 practice exercise
Week 1 Quiz2h
Week
2

Week 2

10 hours to complete

Sensor Characterization

10 hours to complete
6 videos (Total 79 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
6 videos
2: Linearization11m
3: Temperature Compensation10m
4: Calibration12m
5: Sensor Accuracy9m
6: Lab on Closed Loop Motor Control32m
2 readings
Reading Assignments6h
Video Assignments10m
1 practice exercise
Week 2 Quiz3h
Week
3

Week 3

9 hours to complete

Advanced Sensors

9 hours to complete
4 videos (Total 44 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
4 videos
2: Radar Level Sensors15m
3: Range Finders (LIDAR)12m
4: Medical Sensors13m
2 readings
Reading Assignments6h
Video Assignments10m
1 practice exercise
Week 3 Quiz2h
Week
4

Week 4

10 hours to complete

Sensor Manufacturing

10 hours to complete
5 videos (Total 64 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
5 videos
2: MEMS Construction23m
3: Electrical Interconnections14m
4: Sensor Housings11m
5: Sensor Reliability and Testing13m
2 readings
Reading Assignments8h
Video Assignments30m
1 practice exercise
Week 4 Quiz30m

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