UTSAAH Laboratory

Universal Technology Solutions for Accessible and Affordable Healthcare Laboratory


PD215 (2024)


 Course Outline:

Course objective: Build basic understanding of mechatronics system, Analysis of mechatronics design problems, Learn to integrate various components of mechatronics system, Industrial controllers for mechatronics systems

Instructors: Prof. Manish Arora, Prof. Abhra Roy Chowdhury  

Lecture Timing: Monday and Friday 9-10am 

Lab/tutorial session Tuesdays 9-11am

MS Team for PD215

Assignments: (5 Problem sets + Matlab /Simulink )

Project (Teams of 2/3): To be done in last 10 weeks only.

Evaluation: Assignments (10%), Mid Term exam (20%) x 2, Project Report and Prototype (20%), Final Exam (30%)

Self study topics:

Mechanical and Electronic elements, Basics of electronics

Course outline:

Intro Lecture: Introduction to Mechatronics (MA/ARC)

Part I: Practical electronics for Product Design (MA) (12th Jan -16th Feb)

Week 1: Prototyping platforms for electronics in Product design

Week 2: Polling and Interrupt handling, Interfacing Technologies, Serial port, SPI, I2C, current loops and other protocols device to device communications.

Week 3: Sensors; Characteristics of sensor; Digital and Analog sensors; Sensing Position, Velocity and Acceleration

Week 4: A/D conversion & Signal Conditioning

Week 5: MEMS sensors, Ultrasonics sensors and actuators (Piezoelectric transducers), Pizeostrective transducers.

Week 6: Shape memory alloys and devices 1st Mid Sem: 19th Feb 2024

Part II: Motion Actuation (MA)

Week 7: Motion and Motion – Conversion

Week 8: Load analysis for actuator selection

Week 9: Electro-mechanical energy conversion: Magnetism Review, Magnetic Circuits vs Electrical Circuits

Week 10: Solenoids and Stepper motors

Week 11: DC and AC motors and servo-control

Week 12: 2st Mid Sem Exam (TBD end March)

Part III: Control of Mechatronics Systems (ARC) (TBC)

Week 13: Signals and Systems: Description and Classification of Signals, Mathematical operations on Signals, Properties of Signals and Systems, Functional & Operational Transforms.

Week 14: Feedback Control Systems: Motivation, Mathematical modelling: Electro-mechanical systems, Block diagrams and their reductions, Transfer functions, Poles and Zeros, State Space, Properties of Feedback, Stability.

Week 15: Design of Controller: Time and Frequency response of Electromechanical systems, State feedback methods, Controllability, Observability, P/PD/PID Control, Concepts in Industrial control.


  • Bolton, W Mechatronics, Longman, 2015
  • Franklin G.F., Powell J.D., Emami-Naeini A., Feedback Control of Dynamic Systems, Pearson, Upper Saddle River, New Jersey, 5th edition, 2006
  • Ogata K., Modern Control Engineering, Prentice-Hall of India Pvt Ltd., New Delhi, 3rd edition, 2000
  • Control Systems Toolbox Matlab/Simulink 2019