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2021-2022 College Catalog 
    
2021-2022 College Catalog
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AIT 285 - Sensors and Data Acquisition

3 Credits, 4 Contact Hours
2 lecture periods 2 lab periods

Fundamental principles of sensors such as sensor design, function, installation, maintenance, calibration, and repair. Includes brief exploration of signal conditioning, data acquisition, chart recorder operation, and data storage.

Prerequisite(s): AIT 215  or concurrent enrollment.
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Course Learning Outcomes
1.         Describe the general purpose of sensors

2.         Differentiate the operation, function, and application of different types of sensors

3.         Calibrate sensors and/or connected equipment to assure correct operation

4.         Describe signal conditioning and the operation of signal transducers

5.         Connect, configure, and operate data acquisition equipment


Outline:
  1. Purposes of Sensors
  2. The Big 4
    1. Pressure
    2. Temperature
    3. Flow
    4. Level
  3. Other Important Types of Sensors
    1. Strain
    2. Radiation
    3. Voltage and current
    4. Position-angular and linear
    5. Proximity
    6. Inductance
    7. Conductivity
    8. pH
    9. Photo
    10. Switches
  4. Principles of Operation
    1. Designs
    2. Property sensed, vs property signal
    3. Function
    4. Installation
    5. Calibration
    6. Maintenance
  5. Transmitters
    1. Signal conditioning       
    2. Transducers/signal conditioning
  6. Introduction to Data Acquisition
    1. Introduction to chart recorders
    2. Digital chart recorder menu navigation
    3. Digital chart recorder configuration
  7. Chart Recorder Applications
    1. Thermocouple applications
    2. RTD applications
    3. Voltage/current/ohm applications
  8. Managing Chart Recorder Data
    1. Chart recorder display formats
    2. Continuous logging
    3. Fuzzy logging
    4. Digital chart recorder data transfer    
  9. Special Chart Recorder Functions
    1. Alarms
    2. Math functions
    3. Replay mode
  10. Introduction to Chart Recorder Software     
    1. Loading chart recorder data
    2. Graph events
    3. Graph display formatting
    4. Graph printing


Effective Term:
Full Academic Year 2019/20



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