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University of Southern California Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering Daniel J Epstein Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering AME 504 ISE 511 Mechatronics Systems Engineering Class Number 31511D Units 3 Fall 2022 Course Syllabus Course General The course meets Wednesday 6 30 9 10pm at VHE 217 Course Instructor Dr Yong Chen GER 201 Tel 213 740 7829 Email yongchen usc edu Office Hours Wednesday 10 00 12 00pm and 2 00 3 00pm or by appointment Teaching Assistant Mr Yeowon Yoon Email yeowonyo usc edu Office Hours Wednesday 2 30 5 30pm or by appointment Course Description Mechatronic systems engineers use precision mechanical electrical computer engineering as well as math and physics to design high performance and sophisticated products and equipments demanded by competitive marketplace Modern products such as automobiles dishwashers cameras ATMs medical equipment space craft communication satellites etc and manufacturing equipments such as 3D printers CNC machines industrial robotics and autonomous systems etc contain numerous computers and mechatronics modules Their creations require engineers to be able to combine mechanical electric electronic and software subsystems using advanced scientific and engineering knowledge This course introduces to graduate students the basic mechatronics system components and the design principles of using mechatronics to meet functionality requirements of products processes and systems Several lab oriented assignments and team based course projects are presented with innovative case studies in diverse application domains The course will also prepare the students to read literature understand research problems and identify possible innovations to the field The course is a combined lecture and laboratory teaching The Labs will require students to use a provided micro controller kit to finish hardware development assignments The course is intended for students who plan to have a career in the areas of product development and engineering robotics design and manufacturing automation technology management and innovations etc Course Objectives To enable the student to understand the modern mechatronics components To present the underlying principles and alternatives for mechatronics systems design To provide the student with the opportunity for hands on experience with the related components of the technology for diverse domains of application To develop the student s ability to evaluate appropriate technology and create and devise realistic industrial systems No formal prerequisites Bachelor s degree in engineering or physical sciences is recommended The material and assignments will assume students have hand on skills and are comfortable with computer programming the microcontroller used in this course will use C Textbook Mechatronics Sabri Cetinkunt Wiley 2006 Supplementary material will be supplied for lectures and lab projects Prerequisites References Fundamentals of Mechatronics Musa Jouaneh Cengage Learning 2011 Mechatronics a Foundation Course Clarence de Silva CRC Press 2010 Mechatronics Systems Fundamentals Rolf Isermann Springer 2005 Automation Production Systems and Computer Integrated Manufacturing Mikell P Groover Prentice Hall 2008 Grading Policy The first part of the course will include problem assignments and will be capped into a midterm exam A product dissection project will be assigned In the second part of the course students will be required to do an application development project The grading for the class will be determined using the following weights Problem assignments 30 Midterm 20 Product dissection project 15 Application development project 30 Participation 5 Total Score 100 Problem Assignments Students will be given a week for each assignment An assignment will consist of solving problems that correspond to the materials covered in the previous week Most assignments are hands on and required to use the microcontroller board that will be provided to the students in the beginning of the class Assignments are due at the start of the next class Submission will be accepted for credit up to one class period after the due date for 50 credit There will be no acceptance after one week Midterm Exam One examination will be given in the middle of the semester Product dissection project The objective of the product dissection project is to help the students to learn the design of an existing mechatronics system product in depth A project team will have 2 3 students Each team is expected to select a product read related materials and dissect the product to understand and modify the product The students are required to write a dissection study report and present their findings in the class Application Development project The objective of the application development projects is to help the students to gain hands on experience by using learned materials in solving real world problems Each project team will have 2 3 students They are expected to work together to accomplish the assigned tasks In the application development project each team is expected to develop a mechatronics system application to solve a non trivia problem Formal project proposals should be submitted and approved by the instructor The final project should include a presentation with a working system demonstration and a technical report Participation Participation in the class is required and will be taken into account Bonus points are available for enthusiastic participation in class If you miss a class please work with your fellow students to catch up on what you missed Please turn cell phones and pagers off or put them in vibrate mode before coming to class Tentative Course Schedule There is a lecture session each week with lab related assignments Week 1 Lecture Tuesday 6 30 9 10pm Lecture 1 Aug 24 Course introduction and mechatronics systems Lab Assignment Self study on related prerequisites Reading Project Help to form project team 2 students team 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Lecture 2 Aug 31 Case study of a mechatronics system Lecture 3 Sept 7 Introduction of micro controllers Lecture 4 Sept 14 Electrical components Lecture 5 Sept 21 Actuators and motor control Lecture 6 Sept 28 Mechanical components Mechanisms Lecture 7 Oct 5 Sensors Lecture 8 Oct 12 Product Dissection Presentation Assignment 1 Assignment 2 Assignment 3 Assignment 4 Assignment 5 Product dissection assigned Dissection product selection due Application development project assigned Product

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