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A8M38MS Modern Sensors
Roles:PO Extent of teaching:2P+2L
Department:13138 Language of teaching:CS
Guarantors:Ripka P. Completion:Z,ZK
Lecturers:Platil A., Ripka P. Credits:5
Tutors:Novotný D., Platil A., Ripka P. Semester:Z


Overview of basic and advanced knowledge of sensors and extension by knowledge needed for design and development of sensor systems. The content reflects perspective principles of sensors as well as methods of complex sensor signal conditioning and processing. Sensors and sensor systems are shown in specific applications, the design procedures are shown in case studies. Labs in the first part are focused on complex characterization of sensor parameters, in the second part on independent design using FEM modeling and experimental verification.

Study targets:

Students shall gain advanced knowledge of sensors and methods of sensor signal processing. They also gain experience with measuremnet of physical quantities using various types of sensors and with design using FEM.


Sensor principles and methods of complex sensor signal processing for improvement of measurement quality. Principles of physical sensors, materials for sensors and their characterization. Methods of uncertainty reduction. Sensors of force, pressure, flowrate and level. Sensors of temperature, sensors of ionizing radiation, sensors of magnetic field, electric current, chemical sensors, and biosensors. Applications in medical and technical diagnostics. Applicaions in automotive and aerospace technology. Safety sensr applications. Applications in geophysics and archaeology.

Course outlines:

1. Principles of physical sensors: sensors of position and derived quantities
2. Principles of physical sensors: sensors of force and pressure, flowrate and level
3. Principles of physical sensors: sensors of temperature, sensors of ionizing radiation
4. Principles of physical sensors: sensors of magnetic field, electrical current
5. Principles of physical sensors: chemical sensors and biosensors
6. Materials for sensors and their characterization. Methods of uncertainty reduction. Examples of methods for testing. Smart sensors.
7. Sensor signal processing: correlation, PSD, filtration and data fusion, tomography.
8. Sensor networks and sensor arrays
9. Imaging methods in medical and technical diagnostics.
10. Applications in automotive and aerospace.
11. Safety applications. Sensors for virtual reality.
12. Sensors for inteligent buildings and industry.
13. Applications in geophysics and archaeology.

Exercises outline:

1. Mass airflow sensor
2. Flowmeters of liquids and gases
3. Accelerometers
4. Correlation
5. Rotation speed sensors
6. Humidity sensors
7. Thermistor calibration
8. Contactless temperature measurement - pyrometry
9. Chemical sensors
10. Electronic compass - AMR sensor
11. FEM modelling of sensor (eddy current sensor)
12. Contactless position sensors
13. Dynamic stress measurement


1. Ripka, P., Ďaďo, S., Kreidl, M., Novák, J.: Senzory (opr. dotisk). Skripta ČVUT FEL, Praha 2007
2. Ripka, P., Tipek, A.(ed.): Modern Sensors Handbook. ISTE 2007, ISBN 978-1-905209-66-8
3. Fraden J.: Handbook of Modern Sensors. 5th ed. Springer 2016, ISBN 978-3-319-19302-1
available online (from ČVUT IP address space) on;scope=site&db=nlebk&AN=1081958


no prerequisities Knowlege of physics and of electrical measurements is welcome



sensors, signal conditioning, signal processing

Subject is included into these academic programs:

Program Branch Role Recommended semester
MPOES3 Solid State Systems PO 2

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