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General Certificate of Education
Advanced Level Examination
June 2010

Design and Technology:
SYST3
Systems and Control Technology
Unit 3

Design and Manufacture

Wednesday 16 June 2010

1.30 pm to 3.30 pm

For this paper you must have:
! an AQA 8-page unlined answer book which is provided
separately
! normal writing and drawing instruments.

Time allowed
! 2 hours
Instructions
! Use black ink or black ball-point pen.
! Write the information required on the front of your answer book. The Examining Body for this
paper is AQA. The Paper Reference is SYST3.
! Answer three questions.
! Answer one question from each of Sections 1 and 2, and one other question from either section.
! Do all rough work in your answer book. Cross through any work you do not want to be marked.
Information
! The marks for questions are shown in brackets.
! The maximum mark for this paper is 84.
! There are 28 marks for each question.
! You will be marked on your ability to:
– use good English
– organise information clearly
– use specialist vocabulary where appropriate.
Advice
! Illustrate your answers with sketches and/or diagrams wherever you feel it is appropriate.

M/Jun10/SYST3

SYST3

2
Answer three questions.
Answer one question from each of Sections 1 and 2
and one other question from either section.

Section 1

Question 1
0

1

With the aid of annotated sketches, describe two systems for transferring rotary motion
between two parallel shafts. Explain the changes of rotary kinetic energy that take place
in each system.
(2 x 8 marks)

0

2

State the relative advantages and limitations of the two systems you described in 0 1 .
(6 marks)

0

3

With the aid of an annotated sketch, describe one system for transferring rotary motion
between two perpendicular shafts.
(6 marks)

Question 2
0

4

Using annotated sketches to support your answer, describe with reasons four pieces of
anthropometric data that would need to be taken into account when designing a mobile
phone.
(4 x 4 marks)

0

5

With reference to a product of your choice, explain in detail the necessity for good
ergonomic design for control systems and information displays in potentially hazardous
situations.
(12 marks)

Question 3
0

6

With reference to your own experience of designing and making, discuss the advantages
and disadvantages of using computer simulations when developing an electronic circuit.
(16 marks)

0

7

With reference to a product of your choice, explain where and why models may have
been used in its development.
(12 marks)

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Section 2

Question 4
0

8

With the aid of annotated sketches, describe an automatic system for providing precise
angular positioning of a turntable to an accuracy of 0.05 of a degree.
(14 marks)

0

9

With the aid of a diagram, explain how an analogue electrical signal ranging between
0 volts and 2.55 volts can be converted to an 8 Bit digital code.
(14 marks)

Question 5
1

0

Using annotated sketches, explain in detail two different methods of permanently joining
pieces of plastic.
(2 x 5 marks)

1

1

Using annotated sketches, explain in detail two different methods of permanently joining
pieces of non-ferrous metal.
(2 x 6 marks)

1

2

Describe three possible problems associated with jointing methods that involve the use
of heat.
(3 x 2 marks)

Question 6
1

3

With the aid of annotated sketches, describe a system that will measure the time it takes
a long jumper to complete their run up. Your answer should make reference to:
!
!
!

the sensing system
the timing system
the type of output display used and how this is driven.

(16 marks)

1

4

Describe in detail, the advantages and disadvantages of using pneumatic cylinders for
providing linear motion.
(8 marks)

1

5

Explain why a double acting cylinder cannot produce the same force on the out and in
stroke of its cycle.
(4 marks)
END OF QUESTIONS

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