6 ECTS credits
160 h study time
Offer 1 with catalog number 4016376ENR for all students in the 1st semester at a (E) Master - advanced level.
Partim P. Van den Bossche
The course is aimed at the analysis of the electrical and electronic systems used on board vehicles. It will focus on the components used and their functionality, and more particularly on the communication and diagnosis systems, where data buses such as the CAN bus (controller area network) are specifically treated and illustrated in practical exercises. Future evolutions of these technolgies are highlighted. Aspects ike electrical energy storage and electric traction are not covered as such, since these are treated by specific courses.
Partim VA Jacobs
Introduction to radiometry and photometry,
Lighting and safety
Lamp technology and optical design
Simulations in Dialux Evo 6.1
Partim L. Van Biesen - H. Sahli
This course aims to give students of engineering sciences a clear introduction into navigation, in the broadest sense and based on its historical development. This means that the basic knowledge of mathematical and geographical descriptions must be revised and that the theory of terrestrial navigation will be studied. Through practical examples of navigation the student is meant to become acquainted with the application of the concepts and theoretical findings. After having followed this course, students must be capable of proposing the methods required for positioning and dead reckoning, defining the uncertainties associated with it, and must be able to suggest position and movement sensors, indicate correction and processing algorithms, and will be able to analyse fusing methods and networking. When we discuss automatic navigation and intelligence emphasis is of course placed on road vehicles.
Rationale: (L. Van Biesen)
General introduction to automatic navigation. Short historical perspective. Introduction to geodesion and map projection systems used in navigation (Latitude and Longitude. Motivation for nautical mile and knots. Mercator and Lambert projections. Reference ellipsoids and datum, WGS84).
Positioning techniques: (L. Van Biesen)
Short introduction (revision) of reproduction of radio waves (general electromagnetic reproduction, antennae, reproduction modes like ground wave, ionospherical reproduction, optical view). Measuring methods divided into 4 classes (angle directing methods, phase measurements, signal strength measurements, time measurements). Removing ambiguities (with GPS serving as an example), hyperbolic positioning methods. Localising through cellular networks (GSM, UMTS).
Satellite navigation: (L. Van Biesen)
Study of GPS and Differential GPS. GLONASS, Galileo and GPS-III.
Terrestrial navigation: (L. Van Biesen)
Problems with the use of satellite positioning and cellular radio in urban areas (urban canyon navigation). Methods and sensors for estimation of positioning and dead reckoning (ABS, gyroscopes, accelerometers).
Intelligent vehicles (H. Sahli)
Image processing, line tracking, traffic control, positioning, anti-collision,...
Description tutoring: after class, by appointment or via e-mail.
Can correctly report on research or design results in the form of a technical report or in the form of a scientific paper.
Can present and defend results in a scientifically sound way, using contemporary communication tools, for a national as well as for an international professional or lay audience.
Can collaborate in a (multidisciplinary) team.
Can work in an industrial environment with attention to safety, quality assurance, communication and reporting.
Can develop, plan, execute and manage engineering projects at the level of a starting professional.
Can think critically about and evaluate projects, systems and processes, particularly when based on incomplete, contradictory and/or redundant information.
Having a creative, problem-solving, result-driven and evidence-based attitude, aiming at innovation and applicability in industry and society.
Having a critical attitude towards one's own results and thos of others.
Having consciousness of the ethical, social, environmental and economic context of his/her work and strives for sustainable solutions to engineering problems including safety and quality assurance aspects.
Having the flexibility and adaptability to work in an international and/or intercultural context.
Having in-depth knowledge and understanding of exact sciences with the specificity of their application to engineering.
Having an attitude of life-long learning as needed for the future development of his/her career.
Having in-depth knowledge and understanding of integrated structural design methods in the framework of a global design strategy.
Having in-depth knowledge and understanding of the advanced methods and theories to schematize and model complex problems or processes.
Having a broad scientific knowledge, understanding and skills to be able to design, produce and maintain complex mechanical, electrical and/or energy systems with a focus on products, systems and services. E.g. codepo project, courses around renewable sustainable mobility,....
Having an in-depth scientific knowledge, understanding and skills in at least one of the subfields needed to design, produce, apply and maintain complex mechanical, electrical and/or energy systems.
Having an in-depth understanding of safety standards and rules with respect to mechanical, electrical and energy systems.
Can reformulate complex engineering problems in order to solve them (simplifying assumptions, reducing complexity).
Can conceive, plan and execute a research project, based on an analysis of its objectives, existing knowledge and the relevant literature, with attention to innovation and valorization in industry and society.
The final grade is composed based on the following categories:
Other Exam determines 100% of the final mark.
Within the Other Exam category, the following assignments need to be completed:
This offer is part of the following study plans:
Master of Electromechanical Engineering: Vehicle Technology and Transport (only offered in Dutch)
Master of Electromechanical Engineering: Vehicle Technology and Transport