Computer Interfacing Group Project - EL562

Location Term Level Credits (ECTS) Current Convenor 2017-18 2018-19
Canterbury
(version 2)
Autumn and Spring
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5 15 (7.5) MR ME Esdale
Canterbury
(version 3)
Autumn and Spring
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5 15 (7.5)

Pre-requisites

EL305 INTRODUCTION TO ELECTRONICS
EL311 THE ROBOTICS PROJECT

Restrictions

None

2017-18

Overview

Lecture Syllabus

INTRODUCTION TO LABVIEW
Support in the use of LabView for interfacing LabView between a PC and external hardware.

LABVIEW DAQ DEMONSTRATION
Demonstration a DAQ device in the Project Lab.

LABVIEW DAQ INTERFACE BOARD
Introduction a DAQ interface device and its use for A/D and D/A conversion and digital I/O.

INTERFACING
Support in the use of the project PC-based hardware and software, including sensors, transducers, analogue I/O, digital I/O, event handling, data manipulation, data visualisation and the design of user interfaces.

PROJECT MANAGEMENT
Project planning, project proposal, information search, risk assessment, documentation, use of logbooks, group management.

REPORT WRITING
Writing project reports for the second and third year projects.

PRESENTATION TECHNIQUES
Presentation skills for the second and third year projects.

Coursework

GROUP PROJECT
This is a group project with a large element of practical work including both hardware and software. It is based around an engineering application of a PC. It has the following features:-
(1) Each group is supervised by a member of academic staff who provides a brief description of the engineering application.
(2) The group responds to the original brief by producing a written specification for the work required.
(3) Project support is provided by weekly meetings with the supervisor and by the lectures.

Details

This module appears in:


Contact hours

Contact Hours 49, consisting of:
16 hours Lectures
10 hours LABVIEW Workshops
6 hours Practical Session on Signal Conditioning Electronics and Interfacing
15 hours Supervisions
2 hours Assessment by a Presentation and a Demonstration

Availability

Only available to students on programmes owned by The School of Engineering and Digital Arts

Method of assessment

100% Coursework

Preliminary reading

See http://readinglists.kent.ac.uk

See the library reading list for this module (Canterbury)

See the library reading list for this module (Medway)

Learning outcomes

1. demonstrate an understanding of data acquisition and hardware interfacing to a personal computer;
2. demonstrate use of visual programming and user interface design and implementation;
3. demonstrate an understanding of software management and project management.

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