SEC Project Statement: In cross-discipline teams, build and demonstrate an electronic/mechanical device or instrument that outputs useful and interesting data. The output data shall be in an easy to understand user-friendly format for non-technical users.
Teams shall consider adapting their projects to the four primary labs in MECH591 “Instrumentation and Measurement”. The labs use pressure, temperature, count, and strain sensors to build modern measuring instruments.
Projects can be extensions or combinations of laboratory topics and can use the available sensors and equipment.
A report of the development of the device shall include mathematical modeling (theoretical and numerical simulation), system-modeling output verification, and data handling and transfer analysis.
The report shall address device calibration (with a standard), error quantification (with statistical analysis), and time domain analysis (or sampling), as they apply.
Development and analysis of the device will take place during the last three weeks of classes and during the final-exam week (April 11 to May 5). Each team shall present their project and submit a report on May 4th.
What is Software Engineering?
What is the intersection of these two courses?
What are the commonalities and what are the differences?
Come up with scenarios from your co-ops where you had to work with the other department.
Is it possible to do it in 4 weeks?
How do we overcome them?