Measurement and Process Control Systems
Students will become capable to use industrial and personal computers, connecting them with sensors and transducers via industrial interfaces and busses. Criteria for selection and adjustment of operating systems will be adopted as well as selection and application of programming tools for adjustment and configuration of resulting complex systems. Students will also acquire basic project management skills, teamwork, software organization and documentation.
- Design measurement and/or control system
- Compose systems as a netowrk of dedidated devices
- Use standardized protocols, interfaces and components
- Assess and appropriatly leverage properties of industrial devices, subsystems and methods
- Define project requirements
- Plan and organize a simple project from idea to realisation
- Criticize and argument decisions and ideas in communication with other teams whose projects comprise a bigger whole with students' project
Forms of Teaching
Lectures are performed in form of collaborative problem solving through discussion which assists students in understanding explained solutions.Exams
Knowledge is assessed through computer based quizzes, oral exam and through student's practical project.Laboratory Work
Lab exercises help students in gaining practical experience with RS-232c interface, modems and local area networks.Consultations
Students can self-decide on the mini-project they will be working on. All student programs together form the "smart house" system. Projects are realized using Arduino micro-controller or a PC.Acquisition of Skills
Students can choose their own project assignment, comment on their colleagues' assignments and rate their results. All students participate in connecting their single projects to a common system.E-learning
Students have at their disposition written scripts covering all course topics, simulators and visualizations, recorded lectures, digital knowledge assessment tools and project wiki.Internship visits
In case of interest, visits to organizations using complex measuring and control systems are organized so students can experience real issues, architecture, technologies and maintenance problems related to these systems. Students can choose which of the following organizations they want to visit: Hrvatske vode, Hrvatska elektroprivreda, Odašiljači i veze, CARNet komunikaicjsko čvorište, Hrvatsku kontrolu zračne plovidbe, Hrvatsku izvještajnu novinsku agenciju, Diners club or they can make other suggestions.
|Type||Threshold||Percent of Grade||Threshold||Percent of Grade|
|Class participation||50 %||10 %||0 %||0 %|
|Seminar/Project||50 %||40 %||50 %||40 %|
|Mid Term Exam: Written||50 %||15 %||0 %|
|Final Exam: Written||50 %||10 %|
|Final Exam: Oral||25 %|
|Exam: Written||50 %||15 %|
|Exam: Oral||45 %|
Week by Week Schedule
- Introductory lecture - definition of course objectives, contents and modules.
- Lecture on project management - project team and documentation. Student project assignment and formalities.
- Brainstorming on "smart house" and its subsystems. Forming the basis for individual projects.
- Lecture on industrial communication interfaces - RS-232c i USB.
- Lecture on modems. Modem communication technologies - analog modems, xDSL, cable modems.
- Lab: RS-232c
- Lecture on PSDN and OSI.
- Lecture on telephony. Analogous and digital telephony and data transfer. ISDN, GSM, and LEOS.
- Lecture on Internet. IP, TCP, UDP, DNS, overlaying, routing.
- Lecture on LAN. IEEE802.3, IEEE802.4, IEEE802.5, IEEE802.11, IEEE802.15.
- Lab: LAN.
- Lecture on software tools. Operation systems. Software documentation. Software projecting. Measurement and process control systems examples.
- Student projects presentations.
- Student projects presentations.
- Final lecture on types of engineer jobs and choosing the right profession.