Industrial Sensors And Actuators

Industrial Sensors and Actuators – outline marking scheme Title and Abstract (10%)  Abstract clearly states aim/purpose of the report  Identifies key issues in an accurate and concise manner e.g. type of system (electrical, mechanical, pneumatic or hydraulic), purpose and structure of measurement systems, types of sensors and actuators and their static and dynamic characteristics, signal conversion and processing, data acquisition and communication systems.  Lists key words/phrases drawn from the report  Very brief statement of background or context within which aim is important Introduction (10%)  Restate aim/purpose in greater depth  Brief historical synopsis of background/development/purpose of topic Analysis (40%)  Analysis of the system in terms of :  Purpose and structure of its measurement system (5%)  Types of sensors and actuators used (10%)  Their static and dynamic characteristics (10%)  How signals are converted and processed (10%)  How data is acquired and what communication systems are used (5%) Evaluation (20%)  Clear evaluation of the design/installation and/or operation or improvements/modifications of/to the system taking into account the factors described in the analysis, using before/after data comparisons where appropriate (20%) Conclusions (10%)  Summarise/restate key findings of analysis and evaluation Bibliography and References (10%)  Bibliography – all sources of supporting information/background reading listed  References – all sources that have been quoted or given as textual references listed  Both bibliography and references must use Harvard system