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.

Semester
1st semester
Enrollment based on exam contract
Impossible
Grading method
Grading (scale from 0 to 20)
Can retake in second session
Yes
Enrollment Requirements
Registration for Vehicle Electronics is allowed if one has successfully accomplished or is registered for 30 ECTS of (semi)common courses of the Master in Electromechanical Engineering, VTT track (Dutch program idem).
Taught in
English
Partnership Agreement
Under interuniversity agreement for degree program
Faculty
Faculty of Engineering
Department and involved faculties/organizations
Electricity
Electrical Engineering and Power Electronics
Electronics and Informatics
Educational team
Peter VAN DEN BOSSCHE (course titular)
Hichem SAHLI
Valéry Ann JACOBS
Leo VAN BIESEN
Activities and contact hours
36 contact hours Lecture
36 contact hours Seminar, Exercises or Practicals
Course Content

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

Road lighting

Simulations in Dialux Evo 6.1

Vehicle lighting

 

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,...

Course material
Handbook (Recommended) : Multiplexed Networks for Embedded Systems: CAN, LIN,FlexRay, Safe-by-Wire, D. Paret, 1, Wiley, 9780470034163, 2007
Handbook (Recommended) : Road Lighting for Safety, D. A. Schreuder-SWOV-NL, Thomas Telford Publ. London-UK,, 9780727726162, 1998
Handbook (Recommended) : Visual Search, David Brogan ed., Taylor & Francis Ltd, 9780850667738, 1990
Handbook (Recommended) : Lichttechnik und optische Wahrnehmungssicherheit im Straßenverkehr, M Eckert, Verlag Technik, 9783341010723, 1992
Digital course material (Recommended) : Road Lighting, W. Van Bommel, De Boer, Philips Technical Library, 9783319114668, 2014
Digital course material (Required) : Syllabus "Vehicle Electronics" (VA Jacobs), P. Rombauts
Digital course material (Required) : Course slides, P. Van den Bossche, Pointcarré, Canvas
Digital course material (Required) : Course slides, L. Van Biesen, Pointcarré, Canvas
Digital course material (Required) : Course slides, H. Sahli, Pointcarré, Canvas
Additional info

Description tutoring: after class, by appointment or via e-mail. 

Learning Outcomes

Algemene competenties

Partim P. Van den Bossche:
Students have to gain insight in the structure and operation of on-board vehicle electrics and electronics, particularly concerning the communication and diagnosis systems.
 
 
Partim VA Jacobs :
It concerns a specialised course in light and lighting within the applications of transport oriented towards the transfer of knowledge and the learning and developing of skills.  This course is tuned to the degree of academical transport engineer but is covering a broad spectrum of aspects that obviously should interest other engineering disciplines too.  The objective is to acquire insight in lighting applications for transport and to be able to reflect on the matter.
Exam Requirements :
The student should show distinct ability to relate and transform lighting science into practical examples of transport questions.  Insight into the subject of lighting for transport as well as thinking and reflecting upon the matter is of extreme importance !
 
Partim L. Van Biesen - H. Sahli
Students have to gain insight in navigation issues for road vehicles,  being 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 be able to analyse fusing methods and networking. 

Scientific competences

Can correctly report on research or design results in the form of a technical report or in the form of a scientific paper.

Scientific competences

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.

Scientific competences

Can collaborate in a (multidisciplinary) team.

Scientific competences

Can work in an industrial environment with attention to safety, quality assurance, communication and reporting.

Scientific competences

Can develop, plan, execute and manage engineering projects at the level of a starting professional.

Scientific competences

Can think critically about and evaluate projects, systems and processes, particularly when based on incomplete, contradictory and/or redundant information.

Attitudes

Having a creative, problem-solving, result-driven and evidence-based attitude, aiming at innovation and applicability in industry and society.

Attitudes

Having a critical attitude towards one's own results and thos of others.

Attitudes

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.

Attitudes

Having the flexibility and adaptability to work in an international and/or intercultural context.

Knowledge oriented competences

Having in-depth knowledge and understanding of exact sciences with the specificity of their application to engineering.

Attitudes

Having an attitude of life-long learning as needed for the future development of his/her career.

Knowledge oriented competences

Having in-depth knowledge and understanding of integrated structural design methods in the framework of a global design strategy.

Knowledge oriented competences

Having in-depth knowledge and understanding of the advanced methods and theories to schematize and model complex problems or processes.

Knowledge oriented competences

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,....

Knowledge oriented competences

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.

Knowledge oriented competences

Having an in-depth understanding of safety standards and rules with respect to mechanical, electrical and energy systems.

Scientific competences

Can reformulate complex engineering problems in order to solve them (simplifying assumptions, reducing complexity).

Scientific competences

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.

Grading

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:

  • Other exam with a relative weight of 100 which comprises 100% of the final mark.

    Note: Exam moment 1st session:
    Partim P. Van den Bossche
    - Lecture: oral exam with written preparation 20% (not transferred to 2nd session)
    - Practicals: reports 13,33% (immediately transferred to 2nd session)

    Partim VA Jacobs
    - Lecture: oral exam with written preparation 20% (not transferred to 2nd session)
    - self-employed part 13.33% (not transferred to 2nd session)

    Partim L. Van Biesen and H. Sahli:
    - oral exam L. Van Biesen: 6.66% (not transferred to 2nd session)
    - oral exam H. Sahli 6.66% (not transferred to 2nd session)
    - practicals: reports 20% (immediately transferred to 2nd session)


    Exam moment 2nd session:
    Partim P. Van den Bossche
    - Lecture: oral exam with written preparation 20%
    - Practicals: reports 13,33% (immediately transferred from 1st session)

    Partim VA Jacobs:
    - theoretical aspects 20%
    - self-employed part 13.33%


    Partim L. Van Biesen and H. Sahli:
    - oral exam L. Van Biesen: 6.66%
    - oral exam H. Sahli 6.66%
    - practicals: reports 20% (immediately transferred from 1st session)

Additional info regarding evaluation

Not applicable

Academic context

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