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MIT 240 - Scientific & Industrial Instrumentation

Credits: 3
2 Lecture Hours 2 Lab Hours

Prerequisites: MIT 208   and PHY 113  

This course presents techniques of measuring physical quantities through electronic transducers. Electronic circuits used to convert these signals to appropriate voltages are presented. Techniques for electronic signals to control physical systems through both analog and digital computers are also covered.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the course, the student will:

  1. Explain and troubleshoot basic process control loops, identifying dynamic variable, measurement process, controllers, final control elements and processes.
  2. Apply principles of physics and basic electronics to explain the representation of physical quantities of voltage.
  3. Select and apply correct thermal sensors for defined situations.
  4. Develop transfer function equations for signal input or output and draw electronic circuits.
  5. Select appropriate computer tools to calculate, graph and report process information.
  6. Analyze and use Analog to Digital (ADC) and Digital to Analog (DAC) circuits.
  7. Use thermal sensors such as thermocouples, thermistors, resistance/temperature detectors and mechanical systems.
Listed Topics
  1. Process control principles
  2. Analog signal conditioning
  3. Digital signal conditioning
  4. Thermal sensors
  5. Final control elements
  6. Controller principles
Reference Materials
Instructor-approved textbook and materials.
Approved By: Johnson, Alex Date Approved: 04/19/2011

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