San Antonio, Texas
June 10, 2012
June 10, 2012
June 13, 2012
25.1136.1 - 25.1136.12
Robotics and Mechatronics-based Solar Cell Roughness Measurement LaboratoryAbstractThis paper discusses the design and implementation of a mechatronics-based solar cell surfaceroughness measurement laboratory for student learning experience in the emerging field ofrenewable energy. Renewable Energy science and technology stimulates discoveries anddevelopments that promise to sustain a wave of new technological and economic innovationsthroughout the world. It is likely that the use of renewable energy will become an increasingnational priority that will affect the next generation of college students. This system is comprisedof several subsystems and elements that are together utilized to automate the gathering andprocessing of solar cell roughness data. While the Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) is usedfor controlling the I/O between the robots in the workcell and the Laser Check system, aLabVIEW program is responsible for triggering the robotic programs, as well as collecting andprocessing the data collected by the Laser Check device. A concluding section discusseslaboratory development for student hands-on learning experience within the context of a roboticsand mechatronics course.
Chiou, R. Y., & Mauk, M. G., & Tseng, T. B., & Davis, B. A. (2012, June), Robotics and Mechatronics-based Solar Cell Roughness Measurement Laboratory Paper presented at 2012 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, San Antonio, Texas. https://peer.asee.org/21893
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