Monitoring and control systems A Level Resources

A Level Computer Science: Monitoring and control systems

This module contains:

  • An editable PowerPoint lesson presentation
  • Editable revision handouts
  • A glossary which covers the key terminologies of the module
  • Topic mindmaps for visualising the key concepts
  • Printable flashcards to help students engage active recall
  • A quiz with answer key to test knowledge and understanding of the module
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Monitoring and control systems

Monitoring and control systems are used widely in several areas such as home appliances, security systems, traffic lights, and industries. The basic approach is to measure a physical quantity such as temperature, pressure, light intensity, or volume of a gas. The measured value is sent to a computer. This is done by a sensor. A sensor is a hardware device that measures a physical quantity and transmits the value to a computer that controls the system.

This A Level Computer Science module introduces monitoring and control systems to your students, explaining:

  • Sensors
  • Actuators
  • Programming in real-time
  • Assembly language programming for testing sensors and controlling actuators

More Data types, data structures and algorithms Modules

Monitoring and control systems is one lesson in our Data types, data structures and algorithms module. The other theory lessons can be found below: