This hybrid student work area for hardware and software development was designed for the study of digital hardware, including microprocessors, microcontrollers, digital signal processing technology, and very large scale integration chips. There are 24 computers in this laboratory. There are 12 computers in this laboratory which are linked together by a general-purpose interface-bus to their own set of digital test equipment.
Engineering students doing design, analysis, and simulation use this laboratory space, containing four workstations arranged for team projects. A partial list of the software available in the laboratory includes Microsoft Professional Office, MATLAB with most of MATLAB’s toolboxes, AutoCAD, Working Model, Solid Works, Cosmosworks, and a finite element software package (COMSOL), Agilent’s VEE, and LabView.
The Engineering Center allows the engineering students to develop their design ideas; perform Library and Internet searches; test and evaluate hardware and software; create an engineering prototype for demonstration; write proposals and reports; and meet with colleagues and faculty about their designs. Located on the first floor of Dobbs Hall, the Engineering Center houses the: Design and Simulation Laboratory; Engineering Prototype and Projects Laboratory; Library and Resource area for engineering students; Materials Science Laboratory; and Engineering faculty offices.
This laboratory provides students with an area to build and test their prototypes. Internet access is available as well as standard electronic bench equipment (oscilloscope, digital multimeter, function generator, and power supply). Workbenches and equipment are available for component assembly and packaging, soldering, and mechanical assembly.
The Electronics Laboratory is a core work area for all electronics and computer engineering technology students. Twenty computers, each linked by a general purpose interface bus to its own set of test equipment, enable students to perform computer-aided tests, circuit analysis and simulation tasks, and to solve data acquisition and process control problems. Each computer is loaded with an array of current software packages and is connected for e-mail and Internet access.
The Electromagnetics and Telecommunications Laboratory is intended primarily to meet the needs of the rapidly growing telecommunications industry. This student work area is currently equipped with ten of the latest RF network analyzers and ten computers for work in electromagnetic field theory.
The Power and Controls Laboratory is a specialty lab dedicated to the study of various size motors and generators and to the analysis and design of analog and digital feedback control systems. Centered on four machine sets, this student work area is supported by ten computers, digital oscilloscopes, and digital multimeter
The laboratory is used to supplement nanotechnology courses at Wentworth and supports undergraduate research through senior design offerings and special student projects as well as for teaching across engineering disciplines, particularly Electronics,
Mechanical Engineering Technology, and Electromechanical Engineering to promote cross-disciplinary teamwork at Wentworth. The laboratory encompasses a nanoparticle deposition system capable of generating nanoparticles of different sizes from different materials in a differential pressure vacuum system along with other test and characterization equipments.