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Approx. 24 hours to complete

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What you will learn

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    Understand how sensor manufacturers characterize and calibrate their sensors.

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

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

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Intermediate Level

Approx. 24 hours to complete

Suggested: 5 weeks of study, 15-20 hours/week...

English

Subtitles: English

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
13 hours to complete

Process Control

7 videos (Total 125 min), 2 readings, 2 quizzes
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
2 practice exercises
Pre-Video 7 Quiz
Week 1 Quiz2h
Week
2
10 hours to complete

Sensor Characterization

6 videos (Total 77 min), 2 readings, 2 quizzes
6 videos
2: Linearization10m
3: Temperature Compensation10m
4: Calibration12m
5: Sensor Accuracy9m
6: Lab on Closed Loop Motor Control32m
2 readings
Reading Assignments6h
Video Assignments10m
2 practice exercises
Pre-Video 6 Quiz1m
Week 2 Quiz3h
Week
3
9 hours to complete

Advanced Sensors

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
10 hours to complete

Sensor Manufacturing

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

Instructors

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James Zweighaft

Instructor
Electrical, Computer & Energy Engineering
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Jay Mendelson

Instructor
Electrical, Computer & Energy Engineering

Start working towards your Master's degree

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.

About University of Colorado Boulder

CU-Boulder is a dynamic community of scholars and learners on one of the most spectacular college campuses in the country. As one of 34 U.S. public institutions in the prestigious Association of American Universities (AAU), we have a proud tradition of academic excellence, with five Nobel laureates and more than 50 members of prestigious academic academies....

About the Embedding Sensors and Motors Specialization

Embedding Sensors and Motors will introduce you to the design of sensors and motors, and to methods that integrate them into embedded systems used in consumer and industrial products. You will gain hands-on experience with the technologies by building systems that take sensor or motor inputs, and then filter and evaluate the resulting data. You will learn about hardware components and firmware algorithms needed to configure and run sensors and motors in embedded solutions....
Embedding Sensors and Motors

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