Electrical Circuits Lab

The Electrical Circuits Laboratory is designed to give the students a better understanding regarding the concepts of basic electrical engineering.  The students will perform their lab assignments using the KL-100 Basic Electrical Circuit Trainer, which is a comprehensive and self-contained system suitable for experimentation with electricity and electronic circuits.  The KL-100 consists of the main unit, the  KL21001 and eleven experiment modules along with other supporting devices such as:  the power supply, function generator, analog and digital meter.  The experimental modules cover a wide variety of essential topics in the field of electrical circuits.  Moreover, students can also implement the circuits on a bread board by using individual electrical components’ to enhance their circuit designing skills.

Biomedical Electronics and Measurement Lab

The objective of the Biomedical Electronics and Measurement Laboratory is to help students learn how to design specific measuring circuits and detect the basic physiological signals and characteristics.

The students use a spectrophotometer in this lab in order to measure transmittance and absorbance of the solutions with reference to a particular solution.  There is also a water bath that is used to maintain the temperatures of samples.  This lab is also equipped with a KL-720 Biomedical Measurement System that will help students design specific measuring circuits related to:  electrocardiograms, electromyograms electrooculograms,  electroencephalograms, blood pressure, photoplethysmograms, respiratory ventilation detection, pulse meters and bioelectrical Impedance.  The sensors and transducers that are used in this equipment include:   pressures sensative sensors, infrared sensors, strain gauges, temperature sensative sensors and surface electrodes.

This lab is also equipped with a Digital Microscope Vision System with real-time picture archiving software for the study of microorganisms under high magnification with high resolution. This system is composed of a microscope, the Dell Core i5 CPU, LCD TV and interfacing software for real-time viewing and storage for future reference.

Automatic Control Systems Lab

The Automatic Control Systems Laboratory is designed to show students how different feedback systems work,  how to navigate specific  software, become familiar with the circuit blocks available on the workboard and with the interconnection of the work board and PC as well as determine if that the set-up is functioning as required.  The main piece of equipment in this lab is the Feedback 33-100 Control and Instrumentation System which is designed to operate with the Mechanical Unit 33-100, and to be used in conjunction with a personal computer.  The wor board requires a USB connection to the PC and the Interconnection between the various circuit blocks on the workboard is done with 2mm stackable patch leads.  It is recommended that no more than two leads be stacked, since more would make this mechanically vulnerable and can lead to damage of the lead or the workboard.

Electronic Devices and Circuits Lab

The Electronic Devices and Circuits Laboratory is located in building 800 at the College of Engineering.  This is a state-of-the-art facilty that engages the students and facilitates the overall learning process through experiements  in line with the Electronic Devices and Circuits (ENG-322) course curriculum.  One of the main pieces of laboratory equipment that is used in this lab is the KL-200 Electronics Trainer.  Students will also work with simulation software, when a simulation lab is involved.  The Laboratory is designed so that the students become familiar with  semiconductor devices such as diodes, BJTs, FET,  along with their structure, characteristics and circuits.  The students will learn about the frequency response of different types of amplifiers, conduct graphical and analytical analysis and will learn about their applications.  They will also become familiar with linear modeling, inverters and logic gates.

The objectives of  the Electronic Devices and Circuits Lab are:

  • Equip the students with the knowledge and understanding of the fundamentals of electronic devices and their circuit applications.
  • The students will be able to implement, analyze and characterize different types of electronic circuits including clippers, rectifiers, amplifiers, inverters, logic gates etc.
  • The knowledge gained from the implementation of practical circuits along with simulations, will help the students develop and enhance their electronic circuit designing skills as well as give them a deeper understanding of the Electronic Devices and Circuits course's content.

Lab Equipment

Equipment

Model

Linear Circuit Lab Trainer  KL-200
Linear Circuit Lab Trainer (main unit) KL-21001
Linear Circuit Lab Trainer (additional modules) KL-23001 – KL-23017
Digital Regulated Power Supply GPS 3303
Digital Storage Oscilloscope GDS 2000
Digital Function Generator GFS 8020H
Digital Multimeter GDM 396
Project Board PP 272
Overlay Learning System  OLS 1000
Decade Capacitance Box
Electrical Safety Unit

Biomaterials Lab

The Biomaterials Laboratory is designed to familiarize the students with basic biomaterials, their properties and the types of  testing that can be done on these materials.  This lab consists of one of the best known testing systems available, The ElectroPuls™ E3000.  This is a state-of-the-art electrodynamic test instrument designed for dynamic and static testing on a wide range of materials and components.

A sample of the types of tests and observations that can be conducted with the ElectroPuls E3000 include:

  • Static and fatigue testing of spinal implant constructs to ASTM F1717
  • Fatigue testing of stent materials and structures in a Test to Fracture approach
  • Dynamic fatigue testing of endosseous dental implants to ISO 14801
  • Evaluate metallic angled orthopaedic fracture fixation devices to ASTM F384
  • Low force dynamic fatigue testing of tissues and biomaterials
  • Flexural fatigue testing of metallic bone plates and fixation devices to ASTM F382
  • Characterization and fatigue of intervertebral disc prostheses to ASTM F2346
  • Fatigue testing of impants for finger fractures
  • Fatigue of knee tibial trays prostheses to ISO 14879-1
  • Endurance and fatigue testing of artifical hip implant prostheses to ISO 7206
  • Dynamic fatigue testing of femoral nails