College of Engineering’s Laboratories & Workshops

Electrical Engineering Department

      • Instrumentation & Data Acquisition Laboratory
        • This lab is equipped with sensors/transducers and allows students to learn measurement of different real world physical quantities into electrical quantity and acquiring them to digital for computer processing.
      • Electrical Machine Laboratory / Power Electronics Laboratory
        • This lab is used for designing power supply circuits for motors and other applications. It is equipped with single and three phase transformers and motors of different construction. The student learns how to handle these machines for different applications and design their power drive circuits.
      • Microprocessors & Interfacing Laboratory
        • This lab provides facility to design circuits which can be interfaced with microprocessor or microcontroller and generate relevant machine language code. This lab provides full facility to teach writing machine language programs for controlling relevant hardware circuits.
      • Digital System Laboratory
        • This lab provides facility to design and test digital circuits using IC’s. The lab also provides ECAD tools to simulate complex digital circuits.
      • Electronics Laboratory
        • The Electronics Lab provides all facilities related to designing electronics circuits using discrete components and measuring/testing its electrical parameters. The lab also provides ECAD facility to simulate the circuits and perform detail analysis under different environments.
      • Industrial Automation Laboratory
        • This lab is equipped with PLC’s and is used to teach interfacing sensors with PLC, and write code/circuits to implement open and closed loop systems.
      • Computation & Design Laboratory / Computation & Design Laboratory II
        • This labs consists of 90 Computers, each installed with CAD tools to facilitate:
          1. Develop computer programs in C language
          2. Solve engineering problems using MATLAB
          3. Simulate and design data switching networks
          4. Create engineering drawings both mechanical and electrical
      • Advanced Electronics Laboratory / IMR Laboratory
        • It’s a research lab for mobile robots, it is equipped with sensors and tools necessary to create environment for indigenous mobile robots.
      • Basic Electrical Engineering Laboratory
        • This lab is utilized to conduct practicals of the subject Engineering Physics.

 

Mechatronics Engineering Department

      • Sensors & Actuators Laboratory
        • The laboratory course on Sensors, Actuators, is specifically designed to equip undergraduates with basic mechatronics skills. The sensors & actuators laboratory is equipped with the following experimentation and testing equipment that provide the students with a various experimentation facilities:
          1. Sensors & Actuators Trainers Here the students will be experimenting with various sensors, such as light intensity sensors, force measurements sensors like LVDT and strain gauge sensors, air pressure and air flow sensors. The trainers are equipped with testing modules that signify the practical aspect of various filters and signal conditioning circuits, digital to analog & analog to digital conversion required for sensor data processing.
          2. Process Control Trainers Using process control trainer, various experimentation options are presented that demonstrate the use of sensors and actuators in industrial control applications. Such as flow and pressure control applications.
          3. Pneumatic Actuators Trainers These trainers will help students in understanding and experimenting with pneumatic circuits and practically testing the use of pneumatic actuators in various applications.
      • Mechatronics System Design Laboratory / Senior Design Project Laboratory
        • Mechatronics System Design Lab aims at providing the research and development facility for Systems Integration with core focus towards Product Development. State of the art electronics instruments and fabrication facilities are made available to students to develop projects from concept to prototype. Experiments culminate to Verification of Mathematical Models for sensors and actuators, Controller Designing and implementation on Embedded Systems, with Human Machine Interfaces.
      • Fluid Mechanics Laboratory / Thermodynamics Laboratory
        • This lab comprises of state of the art equipment for conducting thermodynamics and fluid mechanics experiments. Thermodynamics apparatus consist of temperature measurement instruments, fundamental concepts related to the expansion of gases, heat conduction, free and forced convection, thermal radiation, heat exchangers, viscous flows, and basic refrigeration systems.
        • The fluid mechanics lab is equipped with hydraulic trainers, hydraulic bench, hydrostatic bench, hydrostatic pressure apparatus, flow over weirs, flow through orifices, energy losses in pipes and bends, flow meter demonstration, and centrifugal pump studies, Bernoulli’s theorem study apparatus, and Stokes theorem equipment.
      • Robotics Laboratory
        • The Robotics Lab focuses on interdisciplinary research applied to the state of the art autonomous intelligent robotics. In this lab the student will work upon the following equipment:
          1. Pololu Zumo robot is an Arduino-controllable tracked robot platform that is less than 10 cm × 10 cm—small enough to qualify for Mini Sumo. It includes two micro metal gear motors coupled to a pair of silicone tracks, a stainless steel bulldozer-style blade, an array of six infrared reflectance sensors for line following or edge detection, a 3-axis accelerometer / 3-axis magnetometer / 3-axis gyroscope, and a buzzer for simple sounds and music.
          2. AX 18 A Smart Industrial Robotic Arm is a Corrosion Resistant Robot Arm that has maximum lifting capacity and kinetic accuracy. The only robotic arms that feature feedback for position, voltage, current and temperature.
          3. LEGO Robotics kits contain the things needed to construct a fully functioning robot: parts needed to construct the robot’s body; sensors (small electronic devices that detect and measure things in the robot’s environment, such as light, electricity, and temperature); motors to power the robot; gears and other mechanical components; and a small processor, a programmable brick called the “brick.”
      • General Engineering Workshop / Iron & Wood Workshop
        • The General Engineering Workshop comprises of 4 different shops including machine shop, carpenter shop, fitting shop and welding shop. The machining section comprises of 10 lathe machines 1 shaper and 1 milling machine. Welding shop consists of Electric Arc Welding. This workshop is mainly used for SDPs apart from academic work and training. The workshop can handle at most 30 students at a time

 

Avionics Engineering Department

      • Communication Laboratory
        • This lab is equipped with state-of-the-art trainers which can emulate analog and digital modulator techniques along with embedded transmitter and receiver modules to perform complete experiments on different types of communication schemes. Again, a strong flavor of CAD tools is included in this lab.
      • Propulsion & Avionics System Simulation Laboratory
        • This lab is mainly for demo purposes, heavily used by multiple courses to give a real feel of different systems. It contains an aeroplane engine, an aircraft nose, mock-cockpits with working flight simulators, a small wind-tunnel. This lab is designed in a gallery manner where students can visit and get a real feel of aerodynamics through wind-tunnel, embodiment of Avionics in the aircraft nose, the overall structure of the propeller etc.
      • Flight Controls & Radar Systems Laboratory
        • Flight Control Systems Lab:- The philosophy behind the development of this lab is to provide hardware platform to students, which can provide hands-on experimentation opportunity to students regarding controller design for flying systems. This lab is equipped with two-generations of hardware platforms. The first generation of the hardware is a local cost-effective modular replica of expensive Veritical Take-Off and Landing equipment from renowned international companies. The cost-effective nature of the local replica enables the department to grant a larger degree of freedom to the student to access and interface with the equipment. The second generation system consists a 3-DOF system, which is completely interface to a PC through LabView software and X-Plane Flight Simulation. This 3-DOF system enables students to design multi-parameter multi-axis flight controllers with real-time interfacing with a standard flight simulator with real flight data being streamed-in. The third-generation of hardware is also being worked upon, which will consist of a custom-built drone with an embedded controller and GPS positioning module to implement autonomous flying capability along with a flight controller. Learning instrumentation softwares like LabView and Matlab is as essential ingredient of this lab. So far, Arduino controllers have been used for the experimentations. Recently, MyRio platforms from NI have been acquired and are being interfaced with the existing hardware. The locally designed hardware is state-of-the-art and the Avionics Department itself possesses the capability in-house to tweak and scale the hardware to update the labs and experiments.
        • Radar Systems Lab:- This lab is equipped with cost-effective Dopper Radar modules; consisting of transmitter and receiver modules operating at 5GHz, interface to a PC through a DAQ card. To develop a proper insight into the working of these radar modules, students are first taken through some antenna design in famous EM simulators and then the front-ends of the transmitter and the receiver are designed in Circuit Simulators at transistor level. This bring a very strong CAD tool flavor in the lab and builds strong correlation between design and experimentation in the lab. Students also learn to interface with the Radar Hardware through the PC and are supposed to experiment with functionalities such as detection of a moving object, finding out the distance/range/speed, finding out EMI/EMC noises, implementing jammers and anti-jammers.
      • Microwave & Antenna Laboratory
        • This lab is equipped with microwave trainers with different types of antennas, wave-guides and transmission lines with GUNN diodes and Klystron modules to enable students to design and characterize different types of radiating and transmission elements. Again, this lab encompasses a strong CAD tool flavor, which is the standard way of designing any system these days while correlating theory with measurements. Therefore, students first design and simulate their antenna systems in an EM simulator, subsequently they fabricate it on PCBs and then they characterize it in the lab.
      • Avionics System Design Laboratory

It is being currently built.

      • The first generation of this lab will contain equipments that will enable students to perform experiments on the integration of Avionics inside a cockpit. It will contain hardware that emulates Avionics buses such as ARINC 442 or 1553. It will contain several display units. It will contain small data-units, propellers and a comprehensive flight simulator to generate real flight data. The data-units could be based on different electronic components emulating altitude sensor, gyros etc. Students will integrated the complete flow from data generation, programming and configuring the ARINC hardware, calibrating the physical layer of the hardware to generate compatible signals and finally throwing all the data in the required format on the displays. This lab will also contains several debugging scenarios, in which they would have to fix a bug in the integrated system, deducing from the data on the displays, in a time-constrained manner.