Prerequisites: MSYM 245
Description: Application of sensors for measurement of process control variables and implementation of microcomputer-based measurement and control systems. Basic electrical and electronic instrumentation plus control of electrically, penumatically and/or hydraulically powered systems.
Offered odd-numbered calendar years.
Description: Advanced concepts of equipment used in agriculture. Site specific management (precision agriculture). Hardware development and information technologies applied to generic agricultural production.
Offered spring semester in even-numbered calendar years.
Description: Principles and procedures involved in testing agricultural equipment and tractors. Actual test planned, scheduled, conducted and reported. Test may be based upon procedures used at the Nebraska Tractor Testing Laboratory or involve other equipment being used for research in the department.
Description: Introduction to the basics of embedded controller programming, and the development of Controller Area Network (CAN) bus systems in agricultural applications. Interfacing sensors with analog and digital signals, closed loop control of actuators, transmission and reception of CAN messages, programming of CAN messages in a distributed controller set up for sensor data acquisition, and actuator control will be studied.
AGRO/SOIL 153 recommended.
Description: Irrigation management and the selection, evaluation, and improvement of irrigation systems. Includes soil-water measurement, crop water use, irrigation scheduling, irrigation efficiency, measurement of water flow, irrigation systems, groundwater and wells, pumping systems, applying chemicals with irrigation systems, and environmental and water resource considerations.
Offered during the summer pre-session in even calendar years.
Description: A laboratory and field course which emphasizes irrigation water supply and distribution systems. Laboratory topics include performance of surface, sprinkler, and drip irrigation systems; pipeline hydraulics; flow in streams, canals, and irrigation pipelines; irrigation pumping systems; irrigation well hydraulics; and soil water properties. The field trip includes visits to irrigation water supply and hydroelectric power projects; water resources agencies; irrigation field research sites; and manufacturers and installers of agricultural irrigation systems.
This course is a prerequisite for: AGEN 954
Prerequisites: MSYM 852 or equivalent
AGRO 861 recommended
Description: Theory and practice in on-farm irrigation management including irrigation response functions and irrigation uniformity concepts; field evaluation of surface and sprinkler irrigation systems; estimation of evapotranspiration and irrigation scheduling; water quality problems and salinity control.
Prerequisites: Senior standing in MYSM
Description: Team-based activities to evaluate equipment systems, make technical and economic recommendations, develop professional written and oral reports. Topics include equipment system performance and management, project scheduling and planning, cost estimation, reliability analysis, and risk assessment.
Prerequisites: FDST/MSYM 363.
Description: Unit operations and their applications to food processing.
Prerequisites: Junior standing; MATH 106; 4 hrs physics; physical or biological science major.
Description: Discussion and practical application of principles and practices of measuring meteorological and related variables near the earth's surface including temperature, humidity, precipitation, pressure, radiation and wind. Performance characteristics of sensors and modern data collection methods are discussed and evaluated.
Prerequisites: Senior standing.
Description: Holistic approach to the selection and analysis of planning strategies for protecting water quality from nonpoint sources of contamination. Introduction to the use of methods of analyzing the impact of strategies on whole systems and subsystems; for selecting strategies; and for evaluating present strategies.
Description: Subject matter in emerging areas of Mechanized Systems Management not covered in other courses within the curriculum. Topics, activities, and delivery methods vary.
Prerequisites: 15 hours in MSYM or closely related area.
Description: Individual or group projects in research, literature review, or extension of course work under the supervision and evaluation of a departmental faculty member.
Prerequisites: Admission to M.S. in Agricultural and Biological Systems Engineering or M.S. in Mechanized Systems Management, and permission of major advisor
Intended for students who are pursuing an Option II or III master's degree in Agricultural and Biological Systems Engineering, or Mechanized Systems Management.
Description: Conception, design, development, and completion of a project that requires data collection, synthesis, analysis of results, and the development of a final written report that will be defended in the final oral examination.
Prerequisites: 15 hours in mechanized systems management or closely related area
Description: Individual project specifically designed for a student to pursue or explore a special topic under the guidance and evaluation of a faculty member.
Prerequisites: Admission to masters degree program and permission of major adviser