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This innovative, cutting-edge publication presents the essential nature of mechatronics, a field at the crossroads of information technology and mechanical and electrical engineering. 

Readers learn how to blend mechanisms, electronics, sensors, control strategies, and software into a functional design. Given the breadth that the field of mechatronics draws upon, this publication provides a critical service to readers by paring down the topics to the most essential ones.

A common thread throughout the publication is tailoring performance to the actual needs of the user, rather than designing "by the book." Practical methods clarify engineering trade-offs needed to design and manufacture competitive state-of-the-art products and systems.

Key features include:

* Easy-to-construct set of laboratory experiments to give readers practice in controlling difficult systems using discrete-time algorithms

* Essentials of control theory, concentrating on state-space and easily constructed simulations in JavaScript, including typical mechatronic systems with gross nonlinearities where linear methods give the "wrong answer"

* Hot topics that include advances in the automotive, multimedia, robotics, defense, medical, and consumer industries

* Author-provided Web site at www.EssMech.com offers additional resources, including videos, dynamic simulation examples, software tools, and downloads

There are hundreds of choices involved in all but the simplest of mechatronic design tasks. Using this publication as a reference, electrical, mechanical, and computer designers and engineers can find the most efficient, cost-effective methods to transform their goals into successful commercial products. With its use of laboratory experiments, this publication is also recommended as a graduate-level textbook.

There are many definitions of mechatronics, but most involve the concept of blending mechanisms, electronics, sensors, and control strategies into a design, knitted together with software. With an abundant wealth of topics to choose from, authors of mechatronics textbooks are tempted to bundle them all into a massive compendium. 

This book seeks to throw out all but the essentials; although perhaps in hanging onto the baby, some bathwater will still remain. There are a hundred ways of achieving all except the simplest of mechatronic design tasks. 

At every step, choice and compromise will be involved. Should a precision motor be used, or will a simple sensor and a sprinkle of feedback allow something cheaper and easier to do the trick? What does the end user ask for, really want, actually need—or eventually buy? Specialists can handle the fi ne detail, the composition of the molded plastic, the choice of components for the electronic interface, machining drawings, embedded computer, or software development platform. 

At the top of the pyramid, however, there must be a mechatronic designer capable of making the design tradeoffs that will transform a client’s demands or a bright idea into a successful commercial product. In some ways, mechatronics is as much a philosophy as a science. 

At its heart is a way of looking at tasks that will, if necessary, achieve their objective by ducking aside into an alternative technology. The mechatronic engineer knows where to look for the side roads and has a shrewd idea of the merits of the diversion.

About the Author

JOHN BILLINGSLEY, PhD, is Professor of Mechatronic Engineering at the University of Southern Queensland, Australia. 

He is the founder or cofounder of several companies that have marketed innovations from embedded software for domestic cookers to hospital systems that capture and analyze the menu choices of patients, wall-climbing robots for the nuclear industry that assess and improve the safety of power station containment vessels, and vision-guided self-steering tractors.


1. Introduction 

2. The Bare Essentials 

3. Gaining Experience 

4. Introduction to the Next Level 

5. Electronic Design 

6. Essential Control 

7. Vectors, Matrices, and Tensors 

8. Mathematics for Control 

9. Robotics, Dynamics, and Kinematics 

10. Further Control Theory 

11. Computer Implementation 

12. Machine Vision 

13. Case Studies 

14. The Human Element 

About the book:

Publisher ‏ : ‎ Wiley-Interscience; 1st edition (July 27, 2007)

Publication date ‏ : ‎ July 27, 2007

Language ‏ : ‎ English

Print length ‏ : ‎ 267 pages

File : ‎ PDF, 2MB


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