ECE 32300 - Electromechanical Motion Devices and Systems Laboratory

Course Details

Lab Hours: 3 Credits: 1

Counts as:

  • EE Elective - Adv Level Lab
  • CMPE Complementary Selective

Normally Offered:

Each Fall, Spring


On-campus only


ECE 32100 [may be taken concurrently] and (ECE 20008 or ECE 20800)

Catalog Description:

Experiments closely coordinated with EE 321 involving measurement of fundamental parameters of various electromechanical devices using modern instrumentation techniques. Computer simulation is used to predict steady-state and dynamic operating characteristics. Comparison of predicted and measured performance is emphasized.

Course Objectives:

To reinforce experimentally the basic principles of electromechanical motion devices and to familiarize students with the operating characteristics of various electromechanical devices used in control applications including de, induction, brushless dc, and stepper motors.

Required Text(s):

  1. Class notes: EE 323 Lab Manual

Recommended Text(s):


Learning Outcomes:

A student who successfully fulfills the course requirements will have demonstrated an understanding of:
  1. the fundamental principles of electromagnetic energy conversion. [1,6]
  2. the operating characteristics of permanent-magnet dc machines. [1,6]
  3. the mechanisms used to develop rotating magnetic fields. [1,6]
  4. operating characteristics of brushless dc machines. [1,6]
  5. operating characteristics of induction machines. [1,6]

Lab Outline:

Week Activity
1 Experiment 1: Introduction to laboratory instrumentation
2 Experiment 2: Introduction to magnetic circuits and inductance in systems with mechanical motion
3-4 Experiment 3: Electromechanical relay; calculation and measurement of electromagnetic forces, simulation and measurement of dynamic performance.
5-6 Experiment 4: Permanent magnet dc motor; fundamental parameters, prediction and measurement of torque-versus-speed characteristics, simulation and measurement of dynamic performance
7-8 Experiment 5: Permanent magnet synchronous motor; development of rotating mmf, measurement of parameters.
9-10 Experiment 6: Brushless dc motor; use of rotor position to control source frequency, prediction and measurement of torque-versus-speed characteristics.
11-12 Experiment 7: Stepper motor; static torque-versus-position characteristics, stepping operation, measurement of pullout torque.
13-14 Experiment 8: Two-Phase servo motor; fundamental parameters, torque-versus-speed characteristics, demonstration of single-phase and servo operation.

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