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Laser Measurement Technology and Design Methodologies

Module name (EN):
Name of module in study programme. It should be precise and clear.
Laser Measurement Technology and Design Methodologies
Degree programme:
Study Programme with validity of corresponding study regulations containing this module.
Mechatronics, Master, ASPO 01.04.2020
Module code: MTM.LKO
The exam administration creates a SAP-Submodule-No for every exam type in every module. The SAP-Submodule-No is equal for the same module in different study programs.
Hours per semester week / Teaching method:
The count of hours per week is a combination of lecture (V for German Vorlesung), exercise (U for Übung), practice (P) oder project (PA). For example a course of the form 2V+2U has 2 hours of lecture and 2 hours of exercise per week.
4V+3PA (7 hours per week)
ECTS credits:
European Credit Transfer System. Points for successful completion of a course. Each ECTS point represents a workload of 30 hours.
Semester: 1
Mandatory course: yes
Language of instruction:
Project work
Laser Measurement Technology 70%, Design Methodologies 30%

[updated 01.10.2020]
Applicability / Curricular relevance:
All study programs (with year of the version of study regulations) containing the course.

MTM.LKO (P231-0008) Mechatronics, Master, ASPO 01.04.2020 , semester 1, mandatory course
Workload of student for successfully completing the course. Each ECTS credit represents 30 working hours. These are the combined effort of face-to-face time, post-processing the subject of the lecture, exercises and preparation for the exam.

The total workload is distributed on the semester (01.04.-30.09. during the summer term, 01.10.-31.03. during the winter term).
105 class hours (= 78.75 clock hours) over a 15-week period.
The total student study time is 210 hours (equivalent to 7 ECTS credits).
There are therefore 131.25 hours available for class preparation and follow-up work and exam preparation.
Recommended prerequisites (modules):
Recommended as prerequisite for:
MTM.PDT Particle Measurement and Phase Doppler Technology

[updated 16.09.2020]
Module coordinator:
Prof. Dr. Martin Löffler-Mang
Prof. Dr.-Ing. John Heppe
Prof. Dr. Martin Löffler-Mang

[updated 14.06.2023]
Learning outcomes:
In this module, students will gain insight into selected applications of laser measurement technology, as well as into the structured process of product development using design methodology.
After successfully completing this course, students will be able to model the structure of complex technical systems and analyze their function. They will have mastered the overall process of integrated product development and will be able to structure it in its essential phases by adapting general planning and design methods to mechatronic products.
In addition, students will have in-depth knowledge about the physical working principles of lasers and will be able to work safely with laser equipment. This will enable students to use these methods in R&D projects or for their Master thesis.

[updated 01.10.2020]
Module content:
Design Methodology:
- Introduction to system analysis, classification and analysis of the structure and function of technical products
- Getting to know the phases of the product life cycle and integrated product creation processes
- Methodology and methods for planning, developing and designing mechatronic products
- Working on practical examples
Laser Measurement Technology:
- Gaussian beams, coherence
- Optical resonators
- Interaction with matter, laser safety
- Holography, laser diffraction
- Laser Doppler velocimetry (LDV)
- Phase Doppler Particle Analysis (PDPA)

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Teaching methods/Media:
In this course there will be introductory lectures in the fields of "Design Methodology" and "Laser Measurement Technology" with integrated group exercises. After a few weeks, the lectures culminate in a project in which a laser measurement technology system is developed, built and tested in independent teams according to the rules of design methodology.
As an exam, the developed systems will be presented and discussed in presentations.

[updated 01.10.2020]
Recommended or required reading:
Ehrlenspiel: Integrierte Produktentwicklung. Hanser
Pahl, Beitz: Konstruktionslehre. Springer
Isermann: Mechatronische Systeme. Springer
VDI 2206: Entwicklungsmethodik für mechatronische Systeme.
Löffler, Raasch: Grundlagen Mechanische Verfahrenstechnik. Vieweg
Donges, Noll: Lasermesstechnik. Hüthig
Durst, Melling, Whitelaw: Theorie und Praxis der Laser-Doppler-Anemometrie. G. Braun Karlsruhe
Litfin: Technische Optik. Springer
Ruck: Lasermethoden in der Strömungsmesstechnik. at-Fachverlag
Löffler-Mang: Handbuch Bauelemente der Optik. Hanser

[updated 01.10.2020]
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