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Departmental Laboratories

Basic Circuits Laboratory

Intended to familiarise students with the fundamental laboratory procedures of electrical measurements. In addition to demonstrating the uses of voltmeters, ammeters, watt-meters, signal generators and oscilloscopes, experiments are designed to illustrate basic electrical circuit theory concepts for linear and non-linear DC circuits, simple time-invariant circuits, and single-phase and three-phase linear AC circuits.

Instrumentation and Measurement Laboratory

Facilities for undergraduate education and training in electrical and electronic measurements and instrumentation.

Control Systems Laboratory

Provides experimental facilities to help students grasp the theory and applications of feedback control systems. The equipment includes electro-pneumatic sets, electro-hydraulic sets, servo systems, a computer based servo fundamental training system, DC servo mechanism and other electronic apparatus that can be used as basic elements to construct open- or closed-loop systems of various orders. The set-up allows for a number of experiments to demonstrate techniques of system modeling, analysis and design in control engineering.

Electronics Laboratory

Well equipped for undergraduate electronics experiments, this laboratory is used to familiarise students with electronic devices, amplifiers and analogue and digital electronic circuits. It also provides facilities for undergraduate and graduate research projects.

Opto-Electronics Laboratory

Designed to serve both undergraduate and research students. Facilities are available for thin-film and thick-film works by vapour deposition, photo-voltaic cells, modules and controllers. In addition, the laboratory is equipped with a laser demonstration set. The laboratory is also designed for research and pilot production of light-emitting display panels and photo-voltaic cells.

Telecommunications Laboratory

Equipped with analogue and digital communication kits, measuring instruments, signal generators and analysers for undergraduate courses. There are also many HF to UHF frequency range transmitters and receivers.

Electrical Machines and Power Electronics Laboratory 

Equipped for experiments on all types of rotating AC and DC machines, stepper motors, universal motors and single and three-phase transformers. Facilities are available for testing and measuring motor characteristics. Several types of generalised machine sets are available for undergraduate and graduate research studies. This laboratory is also equipped with several sets and rectifier/inverter units suitable for undergraduate power electronics experiments.

Microprocessor Laboratory

Provides facilities for performing experiments on microprocessors and single-board microcomputers. The equipments include microprocessor development and training sets based on the true 16-bit 8086 microprocessor. The training sets incorporate RS232 serial port, two programmable peripheral interface (PPI), programmable interval timer (PIT) and programmable interrupt controller (PIC) chips. Application boards can be connected to the microprocessor training boards to provide real time interfacing by using the following I/O units: optical fibre receiver/transmitter, optical speed/position sensor, numerical keypad, heater/temperature sensor, dc motor, LED displays and speakers.

Logic Circuit Design Laboratory

Intended for teaching the fundamentals of combinational and sequential logic circuits. The equipment includes a logic analyser, several boards with power supplies, clock generators and LED displays.

Microwave and Antenna Laboratory

Equipped with microwave and antenna training sets including gun oscillators, waveguide and wave propagation equipment sets, waveguide matching, lecher lines, transmitting antenna, receiving antenna and complex antenna systems for undergraduate courses.

Undergraduate Computer Laboratories

There are two general purpose undergraduate computer labs housing a total of 50 PC based networked systems. These workstations allow access to the Departmental Lab and student server machine. A variety of engineering software are accessible from these workstations. Internet access is available from all workstations. A networked printing facility is also available. Lab classes or individual student study are available using these facilities. Late opening of these facilities is provided.

Graduate Computer Research Laboratory

Housing the departmental local area network servers and the Unix server, this laboratory is intended to provide a general purpose research center with wider computational facilities. It also incorporates 3 Unix workstations, 10 fast Pentium and other PCs including some with CD-ROM devices and two laser printers.

Computer Networks Research and UNIX Laboratory

A laboratory/research facility intended to support graduate computer network studies and provide a platform for research and development in these areas. Several networking simulation software including OPNET is available in this laboratory for teaching and research. It also has 10 PC based Linux systems for UNIX and networking undergraduate laboratory studies. 

Simulation Computer Laboratory

A separate computer based simulation laboratory is provided which provides a platform consisting of 25 networked PCs for student based term projects as well as formal teaching of Integrated Circuit Design courses. A number of engineering software is available including the Xilinx Software for VLSI Design.

Multimedia Enabled Teaching Laboratories (MMETL)

There are two general-purpose multimedia enabled teaching laboratories with a total of 52 networked multimedia PCs. A platform for Internet access and data projection system is available for technology based teaching to undergraduate and graduate classes.

Undergraduate Project Laboratory

This is a new facility made available for student graduation projects. It houses number of equipment including testing, measurement, prototyping (breadboards) and PC based interfacing for project implementation. 

DSP and Multimedia Laboratory

The DSP lab is intended to serve the undergraduate students in their courses and project related work. The lab is designed to provide services to students in three groups. These are the Signals and Systems course, which is a core course, Introduction to Digital Signal Processing, which is a technical elective and any multimedia systems related technical electives. The Lab will enable the students in these classes to acquire data (image, speech etc.) in digital format and provide them with the means to process their data using software tools such as MATLAB ® or C programming language. TI based TMS320 DSP hardware platforms are also available for practical implementations.

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