Catalogue 2016 - 2017

ME 656 Advanced Mechatronics


3 cr.


Graduate standing or permission.

Course Description

This course studies Mechatronics at an advanced theoretical and practical level. Balance between theory/analysis and hardware implementation is emphasized; physical understanding is stressed through various case-studies. Topics covered include: mechatronics system design, modeling and analysis of dynamic systems, system identification techniques, vision-based measurement and inspection systems, analog and digital sensors and their interface to actuators and controllers, and real-time programming far control. Advanced motion control topics such as master/slave drives, electronic gearing and electronic CAM, adaptive tuning of PID controllers are discussed and demonstrated.