ERT 457/3 DESIGN OF AUTOMATION SYSTEMS
This course covers automation and sensor technology applied in agricultural and biological systems. It also includes the components of automation system such as actuators and drivers, AC and DC motors. Topics such as control engineering application in agricultural and biological systems, and microcontroller are also discussed.
Ability to apply principle of automation and sensor technology for life-long learning in agricultural and biological systems.
Ability to analyze, identify, formulate and solve engineering problem of the actuator components and application of an automation system in Biosystems Engineering.
Ability to design automation system for agricultural and biological production systems using modern engineering tools in teams and ability to communicate effectively in writing and oral.
Bolton, W. 2003. Mechatronics: Electronic Control Systems in Mechanical and Electrical Engineering. 3rd edition. Prentice Hall.
Francis J. Pierce; Qin Zhang. 2012. Agricultural Automation: Fundamentals and Practices. CRC Press/Taylor & Francis Group.
Eggins, B.R. 2002. Chemical Sensors and Biosensors. John Wiley & Sons.
Rafael Comeaux and Pablo Novotny. 2009. Biosensors: Properties, Materials and Applications (Biotechnology in Agriculture, Industry and Medicine Series). 1st edition Nova Science Pub Inc.
George K. Knopf, Amarjeet S. Bassi. 2007. Smart Biosensor Technology. CRC Press/Taylor & Francis Group.