MAE 4320

MAE 4320

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2021-2022.

Introduction to micro and nano devices that allow the digital world to both sense and actuate in the physical world. Design and analysis of modern MEMS/NEMS (Micro/Nano Electromechanical Systems) touch, accelerometers, gyroscopes, pressure, microphones, neural probe sensors. Design and analysis of electrostatic, piezoelectric, thermal, and magnetic actuators for frequency control and micro robotic applications. This is an interdisciplinary course drawing from mechanics, materials, solid state devices, CMOS electronics, and micro and nano fabrication. The students design, fabricate, and test a microsensor chip to implement class concepts.

When Offered Spring.

Prerequisites/Corequisites Prerequisite: ECE 2100 or equivalent, or permission of instructor.

Outcomes
  • Be able to design and model a digital app-based electronic interface to integrated sensors.
  • Be able to model spring-mass equivalent models of micro/nano fabricated structures, using analysis and finite-element analysis software.
  • Be able to use individual fabrication steps into a device fabrication process flow.
  • Be able to design and model electromechanical models of planar surface micromachined accelerometers and gyroscopes.
  • Be able to design membrane based sensors and actuators such as pressure monitors and microphones.

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture, one discussion, and one laboratory. Combined with: ECE 4320ECE 5320

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 10623 MAE 4320   LEC 001

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  • 10624 MAE 4320   DIS 201

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  • 10625 MAE 4320   LAB 401

  • Instruction Mode: In Person