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Sensor Design, Fabrication, and Deployment BIOB 491
Monday, June 22, 2020, 8:00 AM to Friday, July 03, 2020, 5:00 PM MST
Category: Course

Location (Field Station): Flathead Lake Biological Station, Montana, USA

Course Description: June 22–July 3, M–F, Full Day, 3 Credits Prerequisites: Two semesters of undergraduate course work in a science, technology or engineering major or consent of instructor. This course is designed for engineering or ecology students to learn about environmental sensors and sensor networks. Students will design, manufacture, and deploy instrumentation/wireless and network communications related to terrestrial and aquatic ecology. Data collected from sensors will be used to answer specific ecological/environmental questions. Focus is placed on cost-effective fieldable sensors for analytes including pH, O2, CO2, nutrients, temperature, light levels, accelerations, GPS, and more. Students will learn about manufacturing methods in the FLBS Sensorspace facility/lab. This cutting-edge facility enables scientists and engineers to design and manufacture their own environmental sensor networks. Students will be introduced to key embedded systems concepts for field-deployed electronics: power systems, microcontrollers, I/O, and various communication technologies to enable their cost-effective inclusion of data logging and networking modules in their deployed sensor systems.

Instructor – Dr. Cody Youngbull, FLBS-U of Montana

Web Address of Course Info: https://flbs.umt.edu/apps/education/


Contact: Marie Kohler [email protected] 406-872-4515