ENGMT380-21B (HAM)

Mechatronics Design and Real-time System

15 Points

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Paper Description

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This paper teaches students the basics of mechatronics with advanced theory of control and analysis, and also design application of mechatronics. This paper covers theory of state space, basic programming for obstacle avoidance, path planning and navigation of mobile robots.

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Paper Structure

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There will be 12 laboratory sessions, one per week starting from the first week, on Mondays (see labs below). Note that the laboratories are a substantial part of the workload of this paper, thus you will need to spend more than the scheduled 3-hours per week on the laboratory work. The amount of work in the laboratories is reflected in a higher percentage of the final mark given to laboratories than is typical.

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Learning Outcomes

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Students who successfully complete the paper should be able to:

  • Explain using theory and experimentation how to control systems in two dimensional space.
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  • Apply advanced control for electrical and mechanical machines in both theoretical and practical applications.
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  • Apply advanced control for mobile robots.
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  • Apply navigation, mapping and path planning for mobile robots.
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Assessment

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Both Lab 1 and Lab 2 reports will be split into smaller lab reports. The lab report assessment percentage and submission will be further detailed in the laboratory session. Late assessment submission cannot exceed 5 working days. Exception will only be provided for special consideration, and need paper convener approval.
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Assessment Components

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The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 100:0. There is no final exam. The final exam makes up 0% of the overall mark.

The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 100:0 or 0:0, whichever is more favourable for the student. The final exam makes up either 0% or 0% of the overall mark.

Component DescriptionDue Date TimePercentage of overall markSubmission MethodCompulsory
1. Assignment 1
6 Aug 2021
No set time
10
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
2. Assignment 2
20 Aug 2021
No set time
10
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
3. Assignment 3
17 Sep 2021
No set time
10
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
4. Assignment 4
1 Oct 2021
No set time
10
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
5. Lab 1
20 Aug 2021
No set time
20
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
6. Lab 2
15 Oct 2021
No set time
20
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
7. Test
15 Oct 2021
No set time
20
Assessment Total:     100    
Failing to complete a compulsory assessment component of a paper will result in an IC grade
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Required and Recommended Readings

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Recommended Readings

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Modern control systems

Richard Dorf and Robert Bishop

(Thriteenth edition)

Mechatronics

William Bolton

(Sixth edition)

Element of Robotics

Mordchai Ben-Ari

Francesco Mondada

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Online Support

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A Moodle site will operate for this paper. Students are expected to use Moodle; for example announcements made there are expected to be read. No printed notes will be given out by the lecturer; all documentation will be placed on Moodle.

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Workload

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Contact Hours: Lectures and tutorials 36; Laboratory 36

Non-contact hours: Laboratory reports 30; Assignments 36; Preparation for test 12

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Pre-requisites

ENGME352 or equivalent paper

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Prerequisite(s)

Prerequisite papers: (ENGEE358 or ENGME352 or ENME352 or ENEL317) and (COMP200 or COMPX203)

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