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Bionic Systems Interface

Code 12891
Year 1
Semester S2
ECTS Credits 6
Workload PL(15H)/T(30H)/TP(15H)
Scientific area Instrumentação, Automação e Controlo
Entry requirements No entry requirements requested.
Mode of delivery face-to-face
Work placements N/A
Learning outcomes The main goals of this course unit are:

- Learn how to interface with the real world

- Explore how to drive systems

- Study how to acquire information methods

- Understand how to process information

At the end of this course the student should be able to:

- Understand how the interface between systems operate

- Adapt and propose new solutions for data acquisition

- Implement control methods in unconventional actuators

- Adapt methodologies for signal conditioning in the acquisition of information

- Search in the scientific literature solutions in his field of application
Syllabus 1. Basic concepts of instrumentation: filtering, amplification and signal conversion

2. Sensorial techniques and their principles of operation: temperature, acceleration, capacitive sensors, optical sensors, pressure sensors

3. Practical issues to be addressed in the acquisition of physical quantities: noise, insulation, protection

4. Signal processing: amplification, filtering, analog and digital methods

5. Driving methodologies and control: alloys with shape retention capacity, magnetic actuators, capacitive actuators, piezoelectric actuators

6. Energy Harvest: Microbial Fuel cells; Biologival bateries, Electromagnetic generators (vibration, small displacements).
Main Bibliography Espírito Santo, “Concepção e Desenvolvimento de um Novo Accionamento Linear de Alto Desempenho para Aplicações de Precisão”, Tese de Doutoramento, Dep. de Engenharia Electromecânica da Universidade da Beira Interior, Abril, 2008.

Pedro Dinis, António Espírito Santo,Bruno Ribeiro, Humberto Santos, MSP430 Teaching ROM - Texas Instruments, 2012.

Sergio Franco, Design with Operational Amplifiers and Analog Integrated Circuits, McGraw-Hill International Editions, Electrical Engeneering Series,1998.

Scientific papers

Laboratorial protocols.
Teaching Methodologies and Assessment Criteria Classification

Nf = 0.80*Tp + 0.20*F

Exam classification

Ne = 0.80*Tp+0.20*Ex

Nf – Classification;
Tp – Practical labs;
F – Written test;
Ne – Written Exam;
Ex – Exam classification.
Language Portuguese. Tutorial support is available in English.
Last updated on: 2022-06-21

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