Week #2: Scheduling, Sensors & Interfacing

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rjagodowski
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Week #2: Scheduling, Sensors & Interfacing

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(Last week we discussed safety. A brief & somber note about that. On 1/28/86 at 11:39am EST, the Space Shuttle Challenger suffered a catastrophic failure during it's 10th mission. Here's a Wikipedia description. The following paragraph is from the Wikipedia article:
The Rogers Commission found NASA's organizational culture and decision-making processes had been key contributing factors to the accident, with the agency violating its own safety rules. NASA managers had known since 1977 that contractor Morton-Thiokol's design of the SRBs (Solid Rocket Boosters) contained a potentially catastrophic flaw in the O-rings, but they had failed to address this problem properly. NASA managers also disregarded warnings from engineers about the dangers of launching posed by the low temperatures of that morning, and failed to adequately report these technical concerns to their superiors.
Just something to think about...)


We will briefly discuss some scheduling concepts as you create a completion schedule for your Advanced Automation Project. Full discussion of Scheduling can be found Here, In Week #4 of EET-255 Advanced Topics In EET/Automation from Spring 2018.

You should begin working on a tentative schedule for the Advanced Automation project. This schedule should include the major construction tasks, an estimated timeline and which members of the team will be assigned to each task. This doesn't have to be cast in stone, but it should be a good attempt at estimating the needed timeline.

When you are on campus this week, you can pick up a printed copy of the handout from Eaton Sensors. We will be using this for the next several weeks. Here is the pdf of that handout:
vol08_tab12_Sensor Learning Course.pdf
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You should read through this entire document within the next 3 weeks.
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