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Adam Bruckner
A A 320
Seattle Campus

Aerospace Instrumentation

Hands-on laboratory experience for understanding the design and function of electronic circuits and instrumentation utilized in aerospace engineering. Topics include Ohm's law, Kirchoff's laws, DC and AC circuits, passive and active components, op-amps and comparators, sensors, signal conditioning, electromechanical systems and actuators, digital systems, and data acquistion. Offered: A.

Class description

This course provides Aeronautics & Astronautics majors analytical tools and hands-on laboratory experiences for understanding the design and function of electronic circuits and instrumentation utilized in aerospace engineering. Topics include Ohm's law, Kirchhoff's laws, DC and AC circuits, passive and active components, op amps and comparators, sensors, signal conditioning, electromechanical systems and actuators, digital systems, and data acquisition.

Student learning goals

Students will be able to use and understand passive and active circuit components and sensors, and their characteristics.

Students will be able to design power supplies and simple circuits for aerospace instrumentation.

Students will understand sensors and signal conditioning as applied to wind tunnels and other aerospace systems.

Students will understand digital data systems, A/D and D/A conversion, and electromechanical actuators.

General method of instruction

Two lectures per week supplemented by a weekly lab period.

Recommended preparation

Junior standing in the Aeronautics & Astronautics Department

Class assignments and grading

Homework Lab Reports Midterm exam Final exam


The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Adam Bruckner
Date: 09/25/2013