Subject description - AE3B38SME

Summary of Study | Summary of Branches | All Subject Groups | All Subjects | List of Roles | Explanatory Notes               Instructions
AE3B38SME Sensors and Measurement
Roles:P, V Extent of teaching:3P+2L
Department:13138 Language of teaching:EN
Guarantors:  Completion:Z,ZK
Lecturers:  Credits:6
Tutors:  Semester:L


Basic circuits and instruments for measurement of electrical quantities, AD and DA converters, sensors focused to use in robotics and automation, intelligent sensors, methods of decreasing uncertainties.

Study targets:

Pochopit a osvojit si základní měřicí metody, fyzikální principy senzorů a jejich hlavní aplikace.

Course outlines:

1. Sampling and quantization, AD converters, digital oscilloscope.
2. Measurement of voltage, current, frequency and phase difference. Counter. Errors and measurement uncertainties (repetition).
3. Measurement of RMS value, power and energy consuption.
4. Measurement of small voltages. Measurement of resistances. Instrument transformers.
5. Magnetic measurements. Measurement of impedances.
6. Other measuring instruments - reference sources, DA converters, signal generatotors, spectrum analyzer.
7. Sensing of linear and angular position. Optoelectronic and ultrasound sensors.
8. Sensors of velocity, acceleration and vibrations.
9. Measurement of force and pressure.
10. Measurement of flowrate and level.
11. Contact measurement of temperature.
12. Contactless measurement of temperature.
13. Chemical sensors Sensor networks.
14. Repetition. Solving and calculation of examples.

Exercises outline:

1. Introduction, safety rules in laboratory. Seminar: Analog oscilloscop; Excercise: measurement using analog oscilloscope.
Series A (5 lab. exercises)
2. Thermocouple, measurement of its voltage, compensation of temperature of its cold end.
3. Measurement on a switching circuit, Influence of waveform on meter reading, its relationship to frequency dependence, spectrum.
4. An optical positionning sensor, measurement of photocurrent.
5. A/D successive approximation converter.
6. Sensors of electric current. Power measurement.
Series B (6 lab. exercises)
7. Measurement of linear shift
8. Capacitive level sensor. Measurement of impedances.
9. Measurement of force by means of a strain gage bridge.
10. Measurement on transformers (leakage magnetic field, dynamic hysteresis loop, amplitude permeability). temperature 11. 11.Resistance temperature sensor, a measurement system.
12. Measurement of blood pressure and pulse frequency.
13. Individual measurement.
14. Individual measurement and assessments.


[1] Fraden, J.: Handbook of Modern Sensors. Springer; 3rd edition (September 21, 2001)
[2] Ripka, P., Tipek, A. (Eds.): Modern Sensors Handbook. ISTE 2007, ISBN 978-1-905209-66-8
[3] Haasz, V., Sedláček, M.: Electrical Measurements. ČVUT in Prague, Praha 2006
[4] Sedláček, M., Holub, J., Hejtmanová, D.: Laboratory exercises in Electrical measurements. University texbook, ČVUT, Praha 2011 (2nd edition)
[5] Placko, D.: Fundamentals of Instrumentation and Measurement, ISTE 2007, ISBN 1-905209-39-8
[6] Northrop R.B.: Introduction to Instrumentation and Measurements. CRC 2005, 0-8493-3773-9


Basics of physics, electric circuits and mathematical analysis


Subject is included into these academic programs:

Program Branch Role Recommended semester
BEKME1 Communication Technology V 4
BEKME5 Komunikace a elektronika V 4
BEKME_BO Common courses V 4
BEKME4 Network and Information Technology V 4
BEKME3 Applied Electronics V 4
BEKME2 Multimedia Technology V 4
BEKYR1 Robotics P 4
BEKYR_BO Common courses P 4
BEKYR3 Systems and Control P 4
BEKYR2 Sensors and Instrumentation P 4
BEEEM1 Applied Electrical Engineering V 4
BEEEM_BO Common courses V 4
BEEEM2 Electrical Engineering and Management V 4
BEOI1 Computer Systems V 4
BEOI_BO Common courses V 4
BEOI3 Software Systems V 4
BEOI2 Computer and Information Science V 4

Page updated 25.6.2021 05:53:03, semester: L/2021-2, L/2020-1, Z,L/2022-3, Z/2021-2, Send comments about the content to the Administrators of the Academic Programs Proposal and Realization: I. Halaška (K336), J. Novák (K336)