ELE-260 - Sensor Systems3 credits
This course introduces the student to the technology sub-systems used to create complex networked sensor systems. First, sensor technology that includes embedded intelligence will be discussed with practical and operational aspects of these systems discussed. The student will then be presented an overview of the various lP-based networking technologies (i.e. LANs, MANs, WANS, etc.) and the various different transmission media that are used to interconnect typical standard information technology systems. Next, proprietary networking schemes used by the different major industries (i.e. automotive, process control, health, HVAC, etc.) are introduced. Some of the topics covered will include CAN, Fieldbus, Profibus, and HART network technologies. Emerging Zigbee (IEEE 802.15.4) technology and other wireless mesh technologies will be introduced. The student will be tasked with the construct a practical working sensor system project during the laboratory portion of the course.
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