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Controlling A Power Supply Via The Internet Provides A Capstone Design Experience In Topics Of Applied Design

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2010 Annual Conference & Exposition

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Louisville, Kentucky

Publication Date

June 20, 2010

Start Date

June 20, 2010

End Date

June 23, 2010

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2153-5965

Conference Session

Capstone and Senior Design in Engineering Technology: Part II

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Engineering Technology

Page Count

14

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15.320.1 - 15.320.14

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https://peer.asee.org/16110

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James Everly University of Cincinnati

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James O. Everly is an Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering Technology at
the University of Cincinnati. He received a BSEE and MSEE from The Ohio State University in
1969 and 1970, respectively. He is a Senior Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and a registered professional engineer in the state of Ohio. He is currently a member of the IEEE Cincinnati Section, and in 1997 he received the IEEE Professional Achievement Award. He has held several research and management positions in industry working for such companies as Battelle's Columbus Laboratories, Rockwell International, and Claspan Corporation. He joined the University of Cincinnati in 1985.

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Delmer Nicholson University of Cincinnati

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Delmer W. Nicholson Jr is a Visiting Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering Technology at the University of Cincinnati. He received a BSES and MSCS from The University of Cincinnati in 1982 and 2009, respectively. He has held several research and development positions in industry working for such companies as Cincinnati Milacron, Delco Electronics and Nicholson Computer Consulting. He has taught as an adjunct instructor in the Mathematics and also the Engineering Technology Departments at Cincinnati State Technical and Community College since 1989. He joined the University of Cincinnati in 2008.

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Controlling a Power Supply via the Internet Provides a Capstone Design Experience In Topics of Applied Design

Abstract

This paper focuses on using an off-the shelf Programmable Power Supply Kit to illustrate the concepts required in successfully completing a junior level capstone project. The capstone Programmable Power Supply Project is structured to support course goals and objectives of "Topics of Applied Design" offered to junior students in Electrical and Computer Engineering Technology. The course is structured to meet the requirements of a Senior Design capstone experience with the exception that the project design is controlled by the faculty member. The paper presents the "project concept" together with the theory of operation, project schematic, and parts list. Each student is required to build a Programmable Power Supply (PPS) using a combination of through-hole and surface mount components. In addition, each student is required to implement a packaging concept, and write a complete project proposal. An additional goal of the course is to prepare students for the upcoming Senior Design Capstone Experience required for a baccalaureate degree in engineering technology. In support of this goal students are required to maintain a project journal to record ideas, data, test results, and experiences throughout the project. To date, student feedback on this project has been very positive and a representative selection of student comments is included in this paper.

Introduction

The course "Topics of Applied Design" is a three credit-hour lecture combined with a one credit- hour laboratory. The course is offered autumn quarter of the junior year to baccalaureate students in Electrical and Computer Engineering Technology. Minimum prerequisites for the course include three course sequences in electronics, electric circuits, and digital electronics. The primary focus at the beginning of the junior year is to introduce students to a course in applied design that utilizes a "capstone project" as a learning vehicle to bring together concepts previously introduced in both analog and digital electronics. In addition new technologies such as digital potentiometers, printed circuit board design, and surface mount parts are introduced. The objectives of the course include:

≠ Learning techniques that allow for an easy transition into the Senior Capstone experience by allowing students to experience the "Capstone Process" using a well-defined technical example. ≠ Reverse engineering the project and then developing a proposal to give a desired outcome. Learning to use a research journal to record ideas, data, test results, and experiences throughout the project. ≠ Prepare a poster board together with a ten minute technical presentation.

Everly, J., & Nicholson, D. (2010, June), Controlling A Power Supply Via The Internet Provides A Capstone Design Experience In Topics Of Applied Design Paper presented at 2010 Annual Conference & Exposition, Louisville, Kentucky. https://peer.asee.org/16110

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