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Introduction to Automation and Electronics

Code 8559
Year 3
Semester S1
ECTS Credits 6
Workload PL(15H)/T(30H)/TP(15H)
Scientific area Informatics, Automation and Control
Mode of delivery Face-to-face.
Work placements Not Aplicable
Learning outcomes Discussions of topics of the area of Electronics and Automation with the aim to give some guidance as well as motivation to the students who plan to attend the MSc course in Electrical Engineering in this corresponding branch. The students should grasp a good notion of the main topics of Electrical Engineering, and in particular in the area of Electronics and Automation so that it will help them to choose which branch to attend in the MSc Course.
Syllabus There is no specific program for this discipline.
The students develop assignments or even small projects in the area of Electronics and Automation supervised by the lecturer of the discipline and produce reports and Power Points presentations that will be shown to the his colleagues.
Some themes already focused in this discipline in past years:
Automatic Control Systems.
Introduction to the PLC’s.
Sensors.
Digital devices – Switches.
Analogical devices.
Input/output devices.
Embbeded Systems.
Electronics for Telecommunication and for Medical Instrumentation.
CAD-Electronics tools.
Microcontrolers.
Electronics in Vehicles.
Electromagnetic Radiation in electrical e electronic equipments.
Biophysics effects and security rules.
Intelligent Systems.
Main Bibliography There is no specific bibliography for this discipline.
There is however some text book that are recommended depending on the topic under discussion.
1) "Automação Industrial", J. Norberto Pires, 2ª Edição, ETEP, 2004.
2) "Técnicas de Automação", José Caldas Pinto, ETEP, 2004.
3) “Modern Electronic Instrumentation and Measurement Techniques”.
4) Albert D. Helfrick & William D. Cooper, Prentice Hall International, Inc., 1990.
5) “Advanced Instrumentation and Computer I/O Design”. Patrick H. Garrett. IEEE Press, 1994
6) "Introduction to Robotics: Mechanics and Control" John J. Craig. Addison-Wesley, 1986.
7) "Modelling and Control of Robot Manipulators". Series: Advanced Textbooks in Control and Signal Processing. Sciavicco, Lorenzo, Siciliano, Bruno. Springer-Verlag London Berlin Heidelberg, 2nd ed. 2000.
8) "Robot Modeling and Control". Mark W. Spong, Seth Hutchinson, M. Vidyasagar. Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated, 2005.
Language Portuguese. Tutorial support is available in English.
Last updated on: 2012-05-21

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