ACOE347: Data Acquisition and Automation Systems (Spring2017)

 
Instructor Course Description Textbooks Assessment Schedule and Notes   Labs
     
Instructor:
  Dr. Costas Kyriacou  
  Office: Research Center - Room 111
  Phone: +357 22394394 - ext. 42111
  e-mail: eng.kc@fit.ac.cy
  Home Page: http://staff.fit.ac.cy/eng.kc/
  Office Hours: Tuesday 14:00 - 14:50 (Limassol Campus), Wednesday 10:50 - 12:40, Thursday 14:00 - 15:50, Friday 09:30 - 10:20

Course Description:
  • Instrumentation Technology: Elements of measurement systems: transducers, signal conditioners, display/recorder measurement systems. Characteristics of measuring systems such as accuracy, tolerance, calibration, response times, and sensitivity. Operation and use of transducers such as strain gauges, thermistors, lvdt's, piezo-electric transducers. Characteristics of common signal conditioning devices, gain and frequency response. Digital to Analog and Analog to Digital Converters, accuracy and resolution of data converters. Sampling and Signal analysis. Computer based data acquisition systems and data loggers.
  • Automation Systems: Types of controllers used in automation systems: microprocessors based controllers, computer based controllers, microcontrollers and Programmable Logic Controllers. Characteristics, advantages and disadvantages. Overview of present technology. Types of sensors and actuators used in automation systems.
  • Programmable Logic Controllers: Hardware components of PLCs: CPU, Memory, I/O Interfacing. Programming of PLCs: Use of instruction sets, ladder diagrams and combination logic design techniques. Applications using timers, set/reset, shift, registers, sequential control techniques and analogy input/output. PLC communications
  • Laboratory Work: Individual or small group experiments performed on microcomputers, equipped with data acquisition cards and software such as Labview, as well as programmable logic controllers related to real world applications

TextBooks:
  • Crispin, Programmable Logic Controllers and their engineering applications , McGraw Hill 2005.
  • M. Tooley, PC Based Instrumentation and Control, Newness, 2006

Assessment:
  Test:(Automation Systems: 30%, Data Acquisition Systems: 10%
  Labs: 60%

Schedule and Notes:

 

Week Date Topic Notes Labs & Assessment
1
06/02 - 10/02/2017
Introduction - PLCs Introduction PLCs  
2
13/02 - 17/02/2017
Ladder Diagrams (Basics) LadderDiagrams Lab1
3
20/02 - 24/02/2017
Ladder Diagrams (Latching) Latching  
4
27/02 - 03/03/2017
Ladder Diagrams (Timers) Timers Lab2
5
06/03 - 10/03/2017
Lab3 
6
13/03 - 17/03/2017
Ladder Diagrams (Counters) Counters Lab4
7
20/03 - 24/03/2017
  Lab5 
8
27/03 - 31/04/2017
Data Acquisition - Data Converters - Sensors - Signal Conditioning

Data Converters Signal Conditioning

 
9
03/04 - 07/04/2017
Lab6
--- 10/04 - 21/04/2017
---- Easter Break ----
10
24/04 - 28/04/2017
Labview Programming Labview Lab7
11
01/05- 05/05/2017
 
12
08/05 - 12/05/2017
Tutorial
13
15/05 - 19/05/2017
Test (Tuesday 16/05/2017)  
14 - 15
22/05 - 09/06/2017
Exam Period    

 

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