An Introduction to Control and Measurement with Microcomputers

Author: Robert Louis Dalglish
Publisher: CUP Archive
ISBN: 9780521317719
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 342
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A comprehensive introduction to microcomputers & their applications to control & data acquisition reveals how computer systems can be interfaced to communication systems.

Microcomputer Interfacing and Applications

Author: M A Mustafa
Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann
ISBN: 1483295524
Category: Computers
Page: 432
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This is the applications guide to interfacing microcomputers. It offers practical non-mathematical solutions to interfacing problems in many applications including data acquisition and control. Emphasis is given to the definition of the objectives of the interface, then comparing possible solutions and producing the best interface for every situation. Dr Mustafa A Mustafa is a senior designer of control equipment and has written many technical articles and papers on the subject of computers and their application to control engineering.

Microcontroller-Based Temperature Monitoring and Control

Author: Dogan Ibrahim
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 9780080479422
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 234
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Microcontroller-Based Temperature Monitoring and Control is an essential and practical guide for all engineers involved in the use of microcontrollers in measurement and control systems. The book provides design principles and application case studies backed up with sufficient control theory and electronics to develop your own systems. It will also prove invaluable for students and experimenters seeking real-world project work involving the use of a microcontroller. Techniques for the application of microcontroller-based control systems are backed up with the basic theory and mathematics used in these designs, and various digital control techniques are discussed with reference to digital sample theory. The first part of the book covers temperature sensors and their use in measurement, and includes the latest non-invasive and digital sensor types. The second part covers sampling procedures, control systems and the application of digital control algorithms using a microcontroller. The final chapter describes a complete microcontroller-based temperature control system, including a full software listing for the programming of the controller. *Provides practical guidance and essential theory making it ideal for engineers facing a design challenge or students devising a project *Includes real-world design guides for implementing a microcontroller-based control systems *Requires only basic mathematical and engineering background as the use of microcontrollers is introduced from first principles

Microcomputers for Process Control

The Pergamon Materials Engineering Practice Series
Author: R. C. Holland
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 148314674X
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 208
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Microcomputers for Process Control provides an introduction to microprocessor technology for process monitoring and control. The book begins with an overview of microprocessor applications in areas such as consumer products, factories, and telecommunications. This is followed by separate chapters that discuss microcomputer technology; electrical interface to enable plant monitoring and control by microcomputer; microcomputer system hardware and software; VDU-based plant monitoring systems; and methods of computer control. This book is aimed at practicing engineers in industry who wish to acquire a base of understanding of this technology and also to learn how microcomputers can actually be applied in real plant situations. Considerable emphasis is given to plant measurements, interfacing techniques and applications of microcomputers for plant monitoring and control. No prior knowledge of microprocessor technology is assumed, but some awareness of plant measurement and control problems will assist the reader. Students undertaking engineering courses which include microelectronics or process control studies should also find the text helpful.


International Statistical Programs Center
Author: International Statistical Programs Center (U.S.)
Publisher: N.A
Category: Statisticians
Page: 15
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An Introduction
Author: Robert H. Bishop
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781420037241
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 312
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Mechatronics has evolved into a way of life in engineering practice, and it pervades virtually every aspect of the modern world. In chapters drawn from the bestselling and now standard engineering reference, The Mechatronics Handbook, this book introduces the vibrant field of mechatronics and its key elements: physical system modeling; sensors and actuators; signals and systems; computers and logic systems; and software and data acquisition. These chapters, written by leading academics and practitioners, were carefully selected and organized to provide an accessible, general outline of the subject ideal for non-specialists. Mechatronics: An Introduction first defines and organizes the key elements of mechatronics, exploring design approach, system interfacing, instrumentation, control systems, and microprocessor-based controllers and microelectronics. It then surveys physical system modeling, introducing MEMS along with modeling and simulation. Coverage then moves to essential elements of sensors and actuators, including characteristics and fundamentals of time and frequency, followed by control systems and subsystems, computer hardware, logic, system interfaces, communication and computer networking, data acquisition, and computer-based instrumentation systems. Clear explanations and nearly 200 illustrations help bring the subject to life. Providing a broad overview of the fundamental aspects of the field, Mechatronics: An Introduction is an ideal primer for those new to the field, a handy review for those already familiar with the technology, and a friendly introduction for anyone who is curious about mechatronics.

Encyclopedia of Microcomputers

Volume 25 - Supplement 4
Author: Allen Kent,James G. Williams
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9780824727239
Category: Computers
Page: 500
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This encyclopaedia covers An Algorithm for Abductive Inference in Artificial Intelligence to Web Financial Information System Server.

Automatic Instruments and Measuring Systems

Jones' Instrument Technology
Author: Rudolf Radnai,Edward G. Kingham
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 1483135594
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 180
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Jones' Instrument Technology, Volume 5: Automatic Instruments and Measuring Systems deals with general trends in automatic instruments and measuring systems. Specific examples are provided to illustrate the principles of such devices. A brief review of a considerable number of standards is undertaken, with emphasis on the IEC625 Interface System. Other relevant standards are reviewed, including the interface and backplane bus standards. This volume is comprised of seven chapters and begins with a short introduction to the principles of automatic measurements, classification of measuring systems, application areas, and interface systems. The discussion then turns to the connection of the individual units of an IEC-interface-based measuring system, along with control units, computers, programmable calculators, and special system controllers. The chapters that follow focus on the building blocks of automatic measuring systems, their design and assembly, and the merits and uses of IEC system analyzers. The final chapter reviews alternative serial and parallel systems and interfaces, as well as the standards available. This monograph will be invaluable to electronics and electrical engineers.

Advances in Technology and Management

Proceedings of the 2012 International Conference on Technology and Management (ICTAM 2012), International Convention Center Jeju, Jeju-Island, Korea
Author: Haenakon Kim
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3642296378
Category: Computers
Page: 874
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This book Advances in Technology and Management contains 116 full length papers presented at the International Conference on Technology and Management, held on June 12-13, 2012, Jeju-Island, Korea. The goal of ICTAM 2012 is to bring together researchers working in many different areas of technology and management to foster international collaborations and exchange of new ideas. This volume can be divided into two sections on the basis of the classification of manuscripts considered. The first section deals with technology. The second section of this volume consists of management.

The Mechatronics Handbook, Second Edition - 2 Volume Set

Author: Robert H. Bishop
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1420042459
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 1272
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Mechatronics has evolved into a way of life in engineering practice, and indeed pervades virtually every aspect of the modern world. As the synergistic integration of mechanical, electrical, and computer systems, the successful implementation of mechatronic systems requires the integrated expertise of specialists from each of these areas. Destined to become a standard reference for engineering professionals around the world, The Mechatronics Handbook provides a unique, detailed overview of this vibrant, dynamic field and sets forth its state of the art. More than 60 articles authored by a stellar panel of academics and practitioners explore every facet of the field, from an overview of its history, through the underlying theories, systems, processes, and practice to perspectives on the field's current and future trends. The world of mechatronics is wide open, full of potential and bright possibilities. The Mechatronics Handbook is a landmark work that is both your portal to that world and your roadmap through its intricacies.

Cam Design and Manufacturing Handbook

Author: Robert L. Norton
Publisher: Industrial Press Inc.
ISBN: 9780831133672
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 591
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Beginning at an introductory level and progressing to more advanced topics, this handbook provides all the information needed to properly design, model, analyze, specify, and manufacture cam-follower systems. It is accompanied by a 90-day trial demonstration copy of the professional version of Dynacam.

An Introduction to Applied and Environmental Geophysics

Author: John M. Reynolds
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119957141
Category: Science
Page: 712
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An Introduction to Applied and Environmental Geophysics, 2nd Edition, describes the rapidly developing field of near-surface geophysics. The book covers a range of applications including mineral, hydrocarbon and groundwater exploration, and emphasises the use of geophysics in civil engineering and in environmental investigations. Following on from the international popularity of the first edition, this new, revised, and much expanded edition contains additional case histories, and descriptions of geophysical techniques not previously included in such textbooks. The level of mathematics and physics is deliberately kept to a minimum but is described qualitatively within the text. Relevant mathematical expressions are separated into boxes to supplement the text. The book is profusely illustrated with many figures, photographs and line drawings, many never previously published. Key source literature is provided in an extensive reference section; a list of web addresses for key organisations is also given in an appendix as a valuable additional resource. Covers new techniques such as Magnetic Resonance Sounding, Controlled- Source EM, shear-wave seismic refraction, and airborne gravity and EM techniques Now includes radioactivity surveying and more discussions of down-hole geophysical methods; hydrographic and Sub-Bottom Profiling surveying; and UneXploded Ordnance detection Expanded to include more forensic, archaeological, glaciological, agricultural and bio-geophysical applications Includes more information on physio-chemical properties of geological, engineering and environmental materials Takes a fully global approach Companion website with additional resources available at Accessible core textbook for undergraduates as well as an ideal reference for industry professionals The second edition is ideal for students wanting a broad introduction to the subject and is also designed for practising civil and geotechnical engineers, geologists, archaeologists and environmental scientists who need an overview of modern geophysical methods relevant to their discipline. While the first edition was the first textbook to provide such a comprehensive coverage of environmental geophysics, the second edition is even more far ranging in terms of techniques, applications and case histories.


Publisher: PHI Learning Pvt. Ltd.
ISBN: 8120345266
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 872
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In this modern scientific world a thorough understanding of complex measurements and instruments is the need of the hour. This book provides a comprehensive coverage of the concepts and principles of measurements and instrumentation, and brings into focus the recent and significant developments in this field. The book presents an exhaustive exposition of different types of measuring instruments and their applications in an easy-to-grasp manner. It presents even the minute details of various measurement techniques and calibration methods, which are the essential features of a measurement programme. The book elaborates on the theoretical background and practical knowledge of different measuring instruments to make the students accustomed to these devices. An in-depth coverage of topics makes the text useful to somewhat more advanced courses and its elaborated methodology will help students meet the challenges in their career. This book is ideally suitable for undergraduate students (BE/B.Tech.) of Electrical, Electronics and Instrumentation and Control disciplines of engineering. It can be also used as reference book for the cable testing, testing of instruments transformers, testing of energy meters and measurement of physical variables. KEY FEATURES : Gives a number of chapter-end review questions and numerical problems for practice. Includes plenty of diagrams to clarify the concepts. Contains about 250 problems and 200 solved examples for the benefit of the students.

Mathematical and Control Applications in Agriculture and Horticulture

Author: W. Day,Yasushi Hashimoto
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 1483298396
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 454
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This title provides a general overview of recent developments and research into types of systems and their uses in the agricultural and horticultural industry. 64 papers are included, containing both theoretical models and applied examples for greenhouse systems, harvesting technology and plant factory systems.

Data in Medicine: Collection, Processing and Presentation

A Physical-Technical Introduction for Physicians and Biologists
Author: Robert S. Reneman,J. Strackee
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9400993099
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 340
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Nowadays clinical medicine is to a great extent dependent on techniques and instrumentation. Not infrequently, instrumentation is so complicated that technical specialists are required to perform the measurements and to process the data. Interpretation of the results, however, generally has to be done by physicians. For proper interpretation of data and good com munication with technical specialists, knowledge of, among other things, principle, advantages, limitations and applicability of the used techniques is necessary. Besides, this knowledge is required for critical comparison of systems to measure a certain variable. Critical evaluation as well as com parison of techniques and instruments ought to be an essential component of medical practice. In general, basic techniques and instrumentation are not taught in medi cal schools nor during residencies. Therefore, physicians themselves have to collect practical information about principle, advantages and limitations of techniques and instruments when using them in clinical medicine. This practical information, focussed on the specific techniques used in the various disciplines, is usually difficult to obtain from handbooks and manufacturers' manuals. Hence a new series of books is started on instru mentation and techniques in clinical medicine.