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Introduction of New Technologies in the Engineering Technology Curriculum

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2013 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition


Atlanta, Georgia

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June 23, 2013

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June 23, 2013

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June 26, 2013



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International Division Poster Session

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23.825.1 - 23.825.7



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Alireza Rahrooh Daytona State College

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Dr. Alireza Rahrooh received B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from the University of Akron in Ohio in 1979, 1986, and 1990, respectively. He worked as an electronic engineer in Kurdistan from 1979 to 1984. He was involved in conducting sponsored research for the Electrical Power Institute and NASA Lewis Research Center from 1984 to1998. He was appointed to a faculty position in electrical engineering at Penn State University in 1988. In 1994, he joined the faculty of Electrical Engineering Technology at UCF until August 2010 when he moved to Daytona State College. He has presented numerous papers at various conferences and is the author of more than 100 technical articles. His research interests include digital simulation, nonlinear dynamics, chaos, system identification and adaptive control. He is a member of ASEE, IEEE, Eta Kappa Nu, and Tau Beta Pi

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Walter W. Buchanan P.E. Texas A&M University


Robert De la Coromoto Koeneke Daytona State College

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Robert De la Coromoto Koeneke is an assistant professor of Electrical Engineering Technology at Daytona State College. He received his B.S. in Electronics Engineering from Universidad Simon Bolivar in 1977 and his M.S. in Computer Science from Santa Clara University in 1982. His 34 years of professional career covers: teaching at undergraduate and graduate level, planning, developing and managing project in the areas of Telecommunications and Information Systems. His research interest include embedded systems, digital programmable devices and computer communications. He is a member of IEEE, ASEE and ACM.

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Introduction of New Technologies in the ENT CurriculumAbstractClosed-loop feedback control system is an important component of a well-rounded engineeringtechnology program. However, since feedback control systems tends to be a rather complextopic, students react positively to hands-on experiments that assist them visualize control systemsin practical situations, and, in today’s technology, utilizing and integrating computers within thecontrol loop is essential. An innovative feedback control laboratory has been developed in theschool of engineering technology at Daytona State College to fill this need. The laboratory isequipped with some of the most frequently used control systems in engineering and industry. It isdesigned to bridge the gap between theory and real-life problems, and to give the studentsvaluable hands-on experience to help them better prepared for their careers. A number ofpractical feedback control system experiments are being developed that will allow students anopportunity to develop appropriate transfer functions and control programs for closed-loopsystem with a computer in the loop.

Rahrooh, A., & Buchanan, W. W., & Koeneke, R. D. L. C. (2013, June), Introduction of New Technologies in the Engineering Technology Curriculum Paper presented at 2013 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Atlanta, Georgia. 10.18260/1-2--19839

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