This is an online, interactive lab that contains instructions, multimedia, and assessments where students can learn at their own pace. As an instructor, you can create and edit instances of this lab, assign them to students, and view student progress.
This is an online, interactive course that contains instructions, multimedia, and assessments where students can learn at their own pace. As an instructor, you can create and edit instances of this course, assign them to students, and view student progress.
This lab explores long-range distance measurement using a sonar sensor, mid- to short-range distance measurement using a Time-of-Flight sensor, and proximity measurement using an infrared proximity sensor. Students complete hands-on activities involving sensor calibration, measurement scatter, and target reflectivity.
After completing this lab, students will be able to:
Calibrate the output of a sonar in terms of distance.
Characterize Time-of-Flight sensor scatter.
Determine sensor resolution.
Measure target proximity using an infared proximity sensor.
Examine the effect of target reflectivity on sensor output.
Physics I or equivalent
Calculus I or equivalent
Basic LabVIEW Proficiency
NI ELVIS III
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Quanser Mechatronic Sensors Board for NI ELVIS III
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