EMET 5004 - Instrumentation, 4 Credits
Prerequisite(s): (PHYS 2023 with D or better or PHYS 2044 with D or better) and (EMET 3424 with or better or ELET 2103 with or better)
Corequisite(s): MATH 2074
This course introduces the student to general characteristics of electromechanical sensors and transducers, electrical measurement systems, electronics signal conditioning, data acquisition systems, and response characteristics of instruments. The lectures focus on the selection, calibration techniques and applications of electromechanical transducers. The laboratory has industrial equipment, such as a punch press, drill press, and metal lathe, which are equipped with sensors that are configured to measure physical quantities such as force, strain, displacement, velocity, and acceleration. Data acquisition and real-time software applications using LabVIEW are applied in a laboratory environment.