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Sound-Based Detection and Ranging System as Example Application of a Rapid Prototyping and Low-Cost Technology for Board-Level Electronic Systems Education

  • Stefano Di PascoliEmail author
  • Gabriele Ciarpi
  • Sergio Saponara
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering book series (LNEE, volume 573)

Abstract

The work presents a low-cost and rapid prototyping technology for printed circuits board (PCB) design. The PCB design flow and the prototyping technology are presented, which are tailored for educational applications in University course of board-level electronic systems. Some fabricated samples with the proposed technology of educational electronic systems, designed by bachelor-level student teams, e.g. a sound-based detection and ranging system, are presented. The achieved results show the feasibility of the proposed technique as rapid prototyping tool and its suitability for engineering educational purpose.

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Acknowledgements

We thanks the members of the group 12, Marco Bellamio, Paolo Bonifati, Francesco Lombardi, Luca Lucarelli, who developed the describes system.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Stefano Di Pascoli
    • 1
    Email author
  • Gabriele Ciarpi
    • 1
  • Sergio Saponara
    • 1
  1. 1.Dipartmento di Ingegneria dell’InformazioneUniversità di PisaPisaItaly

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