This is a laboratory course covering the following topics: waveform measurement that is basic of experiments, control of measurement equipment by PC, processing of acquired data, measurement of frequency characteristics of electric circuit by oscilloscope, programming of microcomputer, and control of equipment by the microcomputer.
Through programming, simulation, design, fabrication, and characteristic evaluation of circuits, the aims of the course are to deepen students’ comprehension of the subject area and develop their abilities in critical thinking and problem-solving skills.
Additionally, through the experiential learning, students will develop practical skills that are essential to become successful engineers and researchers. These include teamwork, leadership, and communication skills ; safety training and experience with electrical devices and machines; methods to obtain and process data; and the ability to draw conclusions from findings and write technical reports.
Electrical and Electronic Engineering Laboratory I is a course held over two academic quarters, and part A makes up the first half of this course.
By the end of this course, students will be able to:
1. Measure the waveforms by the oscilloscopes and explain the caution points for the electrical measurements.
2. Control measurement equipment by PC and process the acquired data, such as averaging and to obtain effective value.
3. Measure the frequency characteristics of the 1st order circuits, e.g. RC and RL, and resonance circuit by oscilloscope, and discuss it.
4. Explain the principle of Hall effect, and fabricate resistor with vacuum deposition and measure it with two terminals method and four terminals method. Furthermore, explain the difference between the results.
5. Control the simple equipment using microcomputer programming.
Corresponding educational goal is:
(5) Applied skills (practical and/or problem-solving skills) Basic problem solving
Waveform measurement, oscilloscope, control of measurement equipment with PC, data processing, frequency characteristics, resonant circuit, Hall effect, vacuum deposition, four terminals method, micro-controller programming, C language, micro-controller control
|Specialist skills||Intercultural skills||Communication skills||Critical thinking skills||✔ Practical and/or problem-solving skills|
This course is held over two academic quarters, with part A making up the first half of the course. The class meets twice weekly for a two-period session.
Students work in teams throughout this course and conduct a series of experiments that each focuses on a certain theme. Each experiment lasts eight hours and is conducted as follows: the first two periods are spent on understanding the objectives of the theme and on preparation; the next four hours are used for carrying out the experiment; and the last two periods are spent on writing a report. The written report must be submitted by a specified date.
Students must read the experiment manual before the start of each experiment to ensure safety and smooth running.
|Course schedule||Required learning|
|Class 1||How to use the measurement equipment -Waveform measurement by tester and oscilloscope-||Measure the waveforms by the oscilloscopes and explain the caution points for the electrical measurements.|
|Class 2||Measurement with PC -Measurement and data processing with PC-||Control measurement equipment with PC and process the acquired data, such as averaging and to obtain effective value.|
|Class 3||Frequency characteristics of electrical circuits -Measurement of the frequency characteristics for the 1st order circuits and resonance circuit-||Measure the frequency characteristics of the 1st order circuits, e.g. RC and RL, and resonance circuit by oscilloscope, and discuss it.|
|Class 4||Semiconductor physicality -Hall effect, fabrication of resistor, and measurement-||Explain the principle of Hall effect, and fabricate resistor with vacuum deposition and measure it with two terminals method and four terminals method. Furthermore, explain the difference between the results.|
|Class 5||Microcomputer programming and it's applications||Make microcomputer program in C language and control the equipment.|
Course materials can be found on OCW-i.
Full attendance and completion of all experiments are compulsory.
Assessment is based on the quality of the written reports and on the status of submission thereof.
The instructor may fail a student if he/she repeatedly comes to class late or resubmits reports too often.
No prerequisites are necessary, but enrollment in the related courses is desirable.
Prof. A. Yamada: yamada.a.ac[at]m.titech.ac.jp
E-mail for an appointment.
Students should complete "Electrical and Electronic Engineering Laboratory IA AND IB", then the credit is given at a time.