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1 Junior Design Project ECE 304, Spring 2022 V1 2 credits Meets: Fridays 2:30 - 3:45 pm Elab2 Room 119 Instructor: David McLaughlin, Ph.D. (he/him pronouns), Professor, ECE Department 211 Marcus Hall; [email protected]. Office hours to be announced. Graduate Teaching Assistants: David Boucher (he/him), email: [email protected] William Howe, email: [email protected] Undergraduate Teaching Assistants (UTAs): Sanjana Kaza, email: [email protected] Ashton Gray, email: [email protected] Matthew Corcoran, email: [email protected] Description: This 2-credit course prepares you for ECE Senior Design Project by exposing you to the engineering system design process and giving you practice designing and implementing an embedded sense/response system using programmable 8-bit microcontrollers. Course Plan: At the beginning of the semester, you will receive a kit containing electronic parts that you will use to design and build an electronic system according to a Project Specification. Working individually, you will develop a set of systems engineering design artifacts and deliverables and complete a series of design and development milestones according to the course schedule. You will do two complete builds of the system. The first build will be based around the Arduino Uno board and Integrated Development Environment (IDE) while the second build will be based on an ATmega328P integrated circuit implemented on a breadboard and programmed in ANSI C. Lab, Schedule, Support: This course will drive you through a systems engineering design & development process rather than teaching you new fundamental ECE material. This course does not provide the rigid week-to-week schedule and the kind of TA support you typically have in an ECE course. Each of you will undergo your own system design, and each of you will therefore have a unique experience in this course. You will have your own lab kit and you are free to work on your system design and development where and when you see fit, provided you meet the scheduled delivables defined in the semester schedule. We will not have scheduled lab sessions for this course. Rather, Marston 221 will serve as a place you can visit if you want to use a work bench and test equipment, if you need replacement parts, and if you want to get perspective from one of the TAs or UTA's who will be in the lab on a schedule that will be posted to Moodle. Readings: There is no textbook required for this course. The datasheets for the ATmega328P microcontroller will be useful throughout the second half of the course, and URLs for these resources will be provided. Many open-source resources exist online for students who want help with the Arduino programming part of the course.2 Background Knowledge: Prior experience with C programming and the AVR ATmega328P MCU is a pre-requisite for this course. This material is covered in ECE-231, Introduction to Embedded Systems. If you haven't previously taken ECE-231 but are taking that course now, you should enroll in ECE-397A ST-Design Process instead of ECE-304. Tentative Schedule (subject to change) Course Grading: JDP Schedule Spring 2022Date Class Meeting Topic Due COB Week 1 1/28/22 Lecture 1 - Course Intro Week 2 2/4/22 Lecture 2 - Project Specifications collect kitWeek 3 2/11/22 Q&A with the pretend customer Week 4 2/18/22 Lecture 3 - Arduino & Sonar Demo Build1 PDR report dueWeek 5 2/25/22 Lecture 4 - Test plans, issues Week 6 3/4/22 No Class Built1 Test plan & EVM1Week 7 3/11/22 Build1 Report Due, no Class Meeting Build1 report3/18/22 Spring BreakWeek 8 3/25/22 Lecture5 - avr-gcc tools demoWeek 9 4/1/22 Lecture 6 - Risk Mgt, Q&A with pretend customerWeek 10 4/8/22 Build2 PDR Due, no Class Meeting Build2 PDR report dueWeek 11 4/15/22 Senior Design Project (SDP) Topics EVM2Week 12 4/22/22 Senior Design Project (SDP) TopicsWeek 13 4/29/22 Build2 Report Due, no class meeting Build2 reportItem % gradeBuild1 preliminary design review PDR1 10%Build1 project specification & block diagramTest plan 1 TP1 5%Build1 test & requirement verification planEarned value management report 1 EVR1 5%Earned value management (hours planned & spent) reportBuild1 final report FR1 30%Video demo of functioning build1 system & requirements verification reportBuild2 Preliminary design review PDR2 10%Updated project spec, block diagram, test & requirement verification plan. Risk management plan, go-forward scheduleEarned value management report 2 EVR2 5%Earned value management reportBuild2 final report FR2 35%Video demo of functioning build2 system; requirements verification report; final EVM chartTotal 100%3 Accommodation Statement The University of Massachusetts Amherst is committed to providing an equitable educational opportunity for all students. If you have a documented physical, psychological, or learning disability on file with Disability Services (DS), you may be eligible for reasonable academic accommodations to help you succeed in this course. If you have a documented disability that requires an accommodation, please notify me within the first two weeks of the semester so that we may make appropriate arrangements for you. Academic Honesty Statement Since the integrity of the academic enterprise of any institution of higher education requires honesty in scholarship and research, academic honesty is required of all students at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Academic dishonesty is prohibited in all programs of the University. Academic dishonesty includes but is not limited to: cheating, fabrication, plagiarism, and facilitating dishonesty. Appropriate sanctions may be imposed on any student who has committed an act of academic dishonesty. Instructors should take reasonable steps to address academic misconduct. Any person who has reason to believe that a student has committed academic dishonesty should bring such information to the attention of the appropriate course instructor as soon as possible. Instances of academic dishonesty not related to a specific course should be brought to the attention of the appropriate department head or chair. Since students are expected to be familiar with this policy and the commonly accepted standards of academic integrity, ignorance of such standards is not normally sufficient evidence of lack of intent (http://www.umass.edu/dean_students/codeofconduct/acadhonesty/). Names and Pronouns Statement Everyone has the right to be

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