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Spring 2011-2012
CEE 474 / ENV 474 (STN)   na, npdf

Special Topics in Civil and Environmental Engineering - Design and Construction of Environmental Sensors

Kelly K. Caylor
Adam Wolf
Eric F. Wood

This course will provide an introduction to the design, fabrication, and testing of environmental sensors for use in real-time monitoring applications.Topics will include micro- controller programming, uses of solid-state sensors and radio communications using WiFi/GSM/Zigbee protocols.A primary objective will be the creation of a device that pushes data onto the internet in real time for use in decision support systems and modeling applications.

Sample reading list:
Moore et al.,, Building Scientific Apparatus
Igoe, T, Making Things Talk: Sensors, Networks, and Arduino

Reading/Writing assignments:
20-30 pages of reading a week and writing assignments in the form of computer code and final project documentation.

Requirements/Grading:
Design Project - 40%
Programming Assignments - 20%
Problem set(s) - 40%

Other Requirements:
Not Open to Freshmen.

Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
42196 L01 3:00 pm - 4:20 pm M   Friend Center   110   Enrolled:13 Limit:16