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Schwartz, Trudy L Senior Instructor

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  • Strain Gauges, Thermistors, Thermocouples, Piezocrystal sensors, Extensometers, Microcontrollers (Embedded Systems), Data Acquisition, Design for Manufacturing, Engineering Education, Hands-on Learning, Experimentation and Test, Capstone Design Projects

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  • ASEN 2001 - Aerospace 1: Introduction to Statics, Structures, and Materials
    Secondary Instructor - Fall 2018
    Introduces models and analytical/numerical methods for statics and structural analysis. Topics include force/moment equilibrium, truss analysis, beam theory, stress/strain, failure criteria, and structural design. Matlab proficiency required.
  • ASEN 2004 - Aerospace 4: Aerospace Vehicle Design and Performance
    Secondary Instructor - Spring 2019
    Introduction to design and analysis of aircraft and spacecraft. Aircraft topics include cruise performance, wing design, propulsion, stability, control, and structures. Spacecraft topics include rocket staging, orbit selection, launch systems, and spacecraft subsystems. Includes laboratory experiments and team design exercises.
  • ASEN 3113 - Thermodynamics and Heat Transfer
    Secondary Instructor - Fall 2018
    Focuses on the applications of the first and second laws of thermodynamics to control volumes and teaches the fundamental concepts of different modes of energy and heat transfer. Learn to use these concepts in gas dynamics, high-speed vehicle spacecraft design, environmental systems, and energy analysis.
  • ASEN 4067 - Microavionics �� Introduction to PIC Microcontrollers for Aerospace Systems
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2020
    Provide students an introduction into embedded systems that teaches a basic understanding about the fundamental architecture of a microcontroller and how it operates and interfaces with both sensors and actuators applicable to aerospace engineering. The goal of this course is to learn how to interface sensors to a PIC microcontroller, collect input, make decisions and take an action in real-time. To gain a full appreciation about how microcontrollers work, students develop their own software code using MPLAB X to program the development board hardware, which uses the Microchip PIC18F87K22 microcontroller as the foundation of the course. Students learn by doing' through lab assignments and a semester final project. This includes programming in assembly language and then C, to collect data from external sources such as a serial terminal, temperature and rotary sensors, etc. and outputting results to a liquid crystal display (LCD), and sending commands to an actuator such as a servo. Previously offered as a special topics course. Same as ASEN 5067.
  • ASEN 4519 - Special Topics
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018 / Fall 2019
    Studies specialized aspects of the aerospace engineering sciences or innovative treatment of required subject matter at the upper-division level. Course content is indicated in the online Schedule Planner. Department enforced prerequisite varies.
  • ASEN 5067 - Microavionics �� Introduction to PIC Microcontrollers for Aerospace Systems
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2020
    Provide students an introduction into embedded systems that teaches a basic understanding about the fundamental architecture of a microcontroller and how it operates and interfaces with both sensors and actuators applicable to aerospace engineering. The goal of this course is to learn how to interface sensors to a PIC microcontroller, collect input, make decisions and take an action in real-time. To gain a full appreciation about how microcontrollers work, students develop their own software code using MPLAB X to program the development board hardware, which uses the Microchip PIC18F87K22 microcontroller as the foundation of the course. Students learn by doing' through lab assignments and a semester final project. This includes programming in assembly language and then C, to collect data from external sources such as a serial terminal, temperature and rotary sensors, etc. and outputting results to a liquid crystal display (LCD), and sending commands to an actuator such as a servo. Previously offered as a special topics course. Same as ASEN 4067.
  • ASEN 5519 - Selected Topics
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018 / Fall 2019
    Reflects upon specialized aspects of aerospace engineering sciences. Course content is indicated in the online Class Search. May be repeated up to 9 total credit hours. Recommended prerequisite: varies.

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