SMPC: a problem based approach to enhance student's learning on instrumentation and measurements

S. C. Mukhopadhyay*

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Abstract

Towards the enhancement of students ' learning of the topic of Switched Mode Power Converter (SMPC) as a subset of bigger picture on Instrumentation and Measurements, a part of the paper is kept as project work and fabrication. The students were formed into groups and each group was asked to design, fabricate a SMPC with given specification and conduct experiment on it. This was done to develop their familiarity with design and implementation of a electronic problem and to enhance their knowledge of problem thinking and solving. The projects were closely linked with practical real-life applications to make them more interesting to the students. The students were instructed to use PROTEL and MATLAB to formulate and solve the problem. At the end of the project they were asked to produce their own written report. The students' opinion has been surveyed and it shows the project based approach has enhanced their learning of the subject.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2007 IEEE Instrumentation and measurement technology, IMTC 2007 - Conference proceedings - Synergy of science and technology in instrumentation and measurement
Place of PublicationPiscataway, NJ
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Pages1-6
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)1424410800, 9781424410804
Publication statusPublished - 2007
Externally publishedYes
Event2007 IEEE Instrumentation and Measurement Technology, IMTC 2007 - Synergy of Science and Technology in Instrumentation and Measurement - Warsaw, Poland
Duration: 1 May 20073 May 2007

Other

Other2007 IEEE Instrumentation and Measurement Technology, IMTC 2007 - Synergy of Science and Technology in Instrumentation and Measurement
CountryPoland
CityWarsaw
Period1/05/073/05/07

Keywords

  • Assessment
  • Boost-converter
  • Closed-loop control
  • Electronics education
  • Matlab
  • Problem based learning (PBL)
  • Protel
  • Stability
  • Switched Mode Power Converter (SMPC)

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