96.467 Automation Techniques

Automation Techniques

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 30830
Status Active

Students explore the techniques and sensor technologies of automating measurement acquisition and analysis in a research laboratory. The Labview-based software and hardware tools required to conduct computer-controlled experiments will be presented, demonstrated and then used to acquire, display and analyze data for a number sensors. Students will be expected to master the design of control and acquisition software as well as setting up the experimental hardware. Applications of the automated acquisition environment include AC characterization of operational amplifiers and active filters as well as the RC time characteristics of photoconductors and thermocouples. Advanced projects individualized to the student's field of interest are required.