Week 1: Introduction: Elements of mechatronics system: Sensor, actuator, plant, and controller.
Week 2: Applications of mechatronics system. Systems like CDROM, scanner opened to see whats there inside and why?.
Week 3: Integrated mechanical-electronics design philosophy. Examples of real life systems. Smart sensor concept and utility of compliant mechanisms in mechatronics
Week 4: Microprocessor building blocks, combinational and sequential logic elements, memory, timing and instruction execution fundamentals with example of primitive microprocessor.
Week 5: Microcontrollers for mechatronics: Philosophy of programming interfaces, setting sampling time, and Getting started with TIVA programming
week 6: Microcontroller programming philosophy emphasis on TIVA, programming different interfaces PWM, QEI etc. Mathematical modeling of mechatronic systems,
week 7: Modeling friction, DC motor, Lagrange formulation for system dynamics.
week 8: Dynamics of 2R manipulator, Simulation using Matlab, Selection of sensors and actuators.
week 9: Concept of feedback and closed loop control, mathematical representations of systems and control design in linear domain
week 10: Basics of Lyapunov theory for nonlinear control, notions of stability, Lyapunov theorems and their application
week 11: Trajectory tracking control development based on Lyapunov theory, Basics of sampling of a signal, and signal processing
week 12: Digital systems and filters for practical mechatronic system implementation. Research example/ case studies of development of novel mechatronics system: 3D micro-printer, Hele Shaw system for microfabrication.