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Systems:Sensors and Actuators For Control

20 November 2017 - 24 November 2017

The module is suitable for engineers of any traditional discipline and managers of technical projects who wish to acquire a deeper understanding of the role of sensors and actuators in all forms of control system.

Control systems are integral to most engineering activity, including the aerospace, manufacturing, automotive and health sectors. In turn, sensors and actuators are key components of the control system and so an appreciation of how they work and affect the system are valuable and relevant skills for a system engineer. This module will give the student an understanding of how different sensors and actuators work as components and how their performance characteristics affect and contribute to the system. This enables appropriate and confident selection to meet a specified set of overall system performance requirements.]

This module aims for students to understand the options available and the issues related to selection of sensors and actuators for control systems. On completion of the module the students should be able to explain the key issues related to selection of actuators and sensors as part of a control system and describe the range of sensor and actuator types and technologies. Students will also be able to appraise a range of sensor and actuator types and technologies, describe the dynamic properties of commonly used sensors and actuators and explain how faults/failures can affect sensors and actuators and how these can be mitigated.

This module is a component of the MSc Systems Engineering.

If you wish, you may take the assessment and accumulate credits towards a postgraduate award. 

 

Course details

Course code
ELP068
Venue
Electronic, Electrical and Systems Engineering
Duration
One week
Course leader
Professor Roger Dixon
Department
Electronic, Electrical and Systems Engineering
Places available
5

Requirements

Target audience
This course is suitable for engineers of any traditional discipline and managers of technical projects who wish to acquire a deeper understanding of the role of sensors and actuators in all forms of control systems.
Previous experience
Graduate or those with appropriate industrial experience.

Academic

Assessment
Group design exercise with presentation (40%), one coursework report (comprising three design questions) (60%).
Credits
15 credits

Costs

Course fee
Please contact: wspgsupport@lboro.ac.uk
Accommodation costs
Not included
Accommodation information
A variety of on and off campus accommodation to suit different budgets is available from imago, our conference and events service. Go to www.welcometoimago.com

Cancellations

Cancellations: in the event of cancellation by the delegate, an administration fee of £250.00 for each student place is levied.  Cancellations must be received at least 10 working days prior to the start of the course.  We regret that no refund of course fees can be made for cancellations received after this date. 

To apply for a refund you must inform us, in writing, and provide written evidence of the original payment as refunds will only be paid to the account from where it originated. 

The University also reserves the right to make reasonable alterations to the content of the course.  In the event of cancellation by the University, fees will be refunded in full.  It does not accept liability for costs incurred by delegates or their organisations for cancellation of travel arrangements and/or accommodation.

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