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Electrical and Computer Engineering Department

EE426: Syllabus

Bentley, Principles of Measurement Systems, 4th Ed., Pearson Prentice Hall, 2005.

Week

Date

Topic

Reading

Assignments Due

1

Mon, 20 Aug Course Introduction; Measurement Systems Overview, Standards and Fundamental Units Ch. 1, 2  

Tues, 23 Aug

Lab 1: LabVIEW Thermometer Ch. 1, 2 Week 1 Reading Assignment

Wed, 24 Aug

Thermoelectric, Resistive and Piezoresistive Sensors 8.1, 8.5, 8.8 Problem Set 1

2

Mon, 27 Aug

Capacitive and Inductive Sensors 8.2-8.3 Week 2 Reading Assignment
Tues, 28 Aug Lab 1, cont    

Wed, 29 Aug

Piezoelectric and Hall Effect Sensors 8.7, 8.10 Problem Set 2

3

Mon, 3 Sep Labor Day - no class

Tues, 4 Sep(Mon. schedule)

Elastic Sensing Elements 8.6 Week 3 Reading Assignment

Wed, 5 Sep

Signal Conditioning Circuitry Ch. 9 Problem Set 3

4

Mon, 10 Sep

Signal Conditioning Circuitry Ch. 9 Week 4 Reading Assignment

Tues, 11 Sep

Lab 1 completion    

Wed, 12 Sep

A/D Conversion 10.1-10.3 Problem Set 4

5

Mon,  17 Sep

Computers, Microcontrollers, Displays, Indicators 11 Week 5 Reading Assignment

Tues, 18 Sep

Lab 2: Heart Rate Monitor   Lab 1 Report Due
Sample Lab Report
Lab Report Grading Rubric

Wed, 19 Sep

Telemetry, Sensor Networks & Communications supp. Problem Set 5

6

Mon, 24 Sep

Case Study: Runner's GPS Watch   Problem Set 6
Robotic Sensor Networks 
WSN for Healthcare

Tues, 25 Sep

Lab 2 continued    

Wed, 26 Sep

Exam I    

7

Mon, 1 Oct

Lab 2 completion  

Tues, 2 Oct

Static Error & Measurement Systems/ Lab 2 completion Ch.3, 5.1  

Wed, 3 Oct

Error Reduction Techniques 3.3 Week 7 Reading Assignment

8

Mon, 8 Oct

Columbus Day – no class

Tues, 9 Oct

Lab 3: Accelerometers and Arduino   Revised Lab 1 Report Due

Wed, 10 Oct

Dynamics of Measurement Systems 4.1-4.2 Problem Set 7

9

Mon, 15 Oct

Dynamic Error & Compensation 4.3-4.4 Week 9 Reading Assignment

Tues, 16 Oct

Wrap up of Lab 2    

Wed, 17 Oct

Noise 6.1-6.5 Problem Set 8

10

Mon, 22 Oct Noise Reduction Techniques 6.5 Week 10 Reading Assignment
Tues, 23 Oct Lab 3 Continuation   Lab 2 Report Due
Wed, 24 Oct Propagation of Errors 3.2, supp. Problem Set 9

11

Mon, 29 Oct

Hurricane Sandy    
Tues, 30 Oct Hurricane Sandy    

Wed, 31 Oct

Review; Lab 3   Problem Set 10

12

Mon, 5 Nov

Exam II    

Tues, 6 Nov

Field Trip for MAMNA Workshop    

Wed, 7 Nov

Optical Instrumentation Ch. 15 Week 12 Reading Assignment

13

Mon, 12 Nov

Veteran's Day - no class

Tues, 13 Nov

Optical Instrumentation, Lab 3 Demos Ch. 15 Lab 3 Demo Due (no report)

Wed, 14 Nov

Acoustic Instrumentation Ch. 16 Final Project Selection Due
Problem Set 11

14

Mon, 19 Nov

Acoustic Instrumentation Ch. 16 Week 14 Reading Assignment
Tues, 20 Nov Final Project    

Wed, 21 Nov

Final Project

Problem Set 12

15

Mon, 26 Nov

Final Project    

Tues, 27 Nov

Final Project    

Wed, 28 Nov

Manufacturing Techniques    

16

Mon, 3 Dec

Evals; Final Project    

Tues, 4 Dec

Final Project Completion    

Wed, 5 Dec

Project Show & Tell   Final Project Report Due
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