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Postgraduate Course: Applications of Integrative Sensing and Measurement (ISM) (PGEE11127)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Engineering CollegeCollege of Science and Engineering
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate) AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
SCQF Credits20 ECTS Credits10
SummaryThe course covers a representative range of applications of integrative sensing and measurement. Five applications are covered in taught material, each application being addressed over a 2-week period comprising typically five to six lectures, one case study and one tutorial or examples class. In addition an assignment, spread through a large part of the semester, covers at least one additional application.
Course description The syllabus will cover 5 or more applications of ISM (typically 4 by taught delivery, 1 or more by assignment) each year. By way of example, it is proposed that the applications to be covered in the 1st year of delivery include - 3D, astronomical, automotive, autonomous motion, environmental, homeland security, in-vivo, microfluidic.

Sample Lecture Syllabus for Academic Year 2014/15:

Week 1: Introduction to Applications of ISM
Weeks 2,3: ISM for autonomous motion
Weeks 4,5: Environmental ISM
Weeks 7,8: ISM for homeland security
Weeks 9,10@ In-vivo ISM
Week 11: Revision classes

Assignment
Week 1: Introduction to assignment - Automotive ISM
Weeks 2-10: Assignment is carried out
Week 11: Assignment due
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Course Delivery Information
Not being delivered
Learning Outcomes
By the end of the course the student should be able to┬┐:

- Prepare or assimilate a detailed ISM system specification or application requirement.

- Compare, contrast and select the most appropriate ISM technique(s) to meet the requirements of an application or range of applications.

- Design an ISM system to meet an overall system specification or application requirement.

- Integrate the results of a range of ISM modalities to provide a 'whole is greater than the sum of the parts' picture of a system.

- Understand and appreciate the constraints and limitations of a given ISM system in a given application or range of applications.
Reading List
The Measurement, Instrumentation and Sensors Handbook, Second Edition: Two-Volume Set, Ed John G Webster, Pub CRC Press. ISBN-13: 978-1439848838.

Further reading TBF by application topic.
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
KeywordsApplications; Sensing; Sensor; Transducer; Transduction; Measurement
Contacts
Course organiserProf Ian Underwood
Tel: (0131 6)50 5631 / 7474
Email: Ian.Underwood@ed.ac.uk
Course secretaryMiss Christina Belton
Tel: (0131 6)50 7815
Email: Christina.Belton@ed.ac.uk
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