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ECTS Course Overview

Measurement and Sensor Devices

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Course Unit Code352-0502/03
Number of ECTS Credits Allocated5 ECTS credits
Type of Course Unit *Choice-compulsory
Level of Course Unit *Second Cycle
Year of Study *
Semester when the Course Unit is deliveredWinter Semester
Mode of DeliveryFace-to-face
Language of InstructionCzech, English
Prerequisites and Co-Requisites Course succeeds to compulsory courses of previous semester
Name of Lecturer(s)Personal IDName
TUM52prof. Ing. Jiří Tůma, CSc.
SKU51doc. Ing. Jaromír Škuta, Ph.D.
The course is designed for students of the first year of master's study at the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering. After completing this subject the student should have a more detailed knowledge of the technical means used in control circuits and monitoring, configuration and control systems. It is an extension of the knowledge of students acquired in the subject "Automation Technology" in the bachelor study. Part of the course is devoted to the processing of el. signals in control circuits.
Learning Outcomes of the Course Unit
The content of the course is a description of procedures for the design and implementation of measurement chains, explanation of the function of sensors of physical quantities, unification and subsequent processing of signals from these sensors for control systems.
Course Contents
1. Control systems, measurement and diagnostic subsystem, static and dynamic properties of the part of measuring circuits. (Experimental identification, modeling).
2. The structure of sensors and their properties. Principles of sensors - passive sensors (resistive, inductive, capacitive, photoelectric, ionization, magnetic, polarizing, Hall, etc.), active sensors (thermal, photoelectric, inductive, pyroelectric, ...).
3. Measurement and evaluation circuits for processing signals from sensors (analog and digital circuits, filtering, compensation, linearization).
4. System, analog-digital (A / D) and D / A converters, units in contact with the environment (structure, properties, connected to a microprocessor, PLC and IPC)
5. Sensors and methods for measuring mechanical power variables (position, size, displacement, speed, velocity, acceleration, force, torque, vibration).
6. Sensors and methods for measuring temperature and heat (principles, characteristics of thermometers, contact and contactless readers, implementation and participation, examples of applications).
7. Sensors and methods for measuring pressure and flow rate (gases, liquids, bulk materials), level of liquids and solids, and other selected variables ..
8. Sensors and methods of measurement of physical and chemical properties of materials (sensor for concentration of gases, liquids, conductivity, pH, refractive index, etc.).
9. Circuit for processing signals from sensors - evaluation circuits for measurement of selected physical quantities (voltage amplifiers, resistance, capacitance, frequency, ...).
10. Computer measurement and diagnostic systems, IMC, IPC.
11. New physical principles of sensors. Intelligent sensor systems (structure type, which connect to the sensor nodes, Ilan and WiLAN examples).
12. Methodology of measurement and diagnostic systems (computer aided design of SCADA / MMI)
13. Measuring and diagnostic systems with computers (hardware and software solutions, examples of hardware and software solutions).
14. Design methodology and examples of measurement and diagnostic systems for automotive and mechatronic systems.
Recommended or Required Reading
Required Reading:
BOLTON, W. Mechatronics: Electronic Control Systems in Mechanical and Electrical Engineering, 6th Ed. Harlow: Pearson, 2016. 663 p. ISBN 978-1-292-07668-3.
FRADEN, J. Handbook of modern sensors: physics, designs, and applications. 5th ed. Springer, 2016. 758 p. ISBN 13 978-3-319-19303-8.
BOLTON, W. Mechatronics: a multidisciplinary approach. 5th ed. Harlow: Pearson, 2011. ISBN 978-0-273-74286-9.
ĎAĎO, S. & KREIDL, M. Senzory a měřicí obvody. Praha : Vydavatelství ČVUT 1999. 315 s. MARTÍNEK, R. Senzory v průmyslové praxi. Praha: Vydavatelství BEN, 2004. 200 s. ISBN 80-7300-114-4.
NOVÁK, P. Mobilní roboty – pohony, senzory, řízení. Praha: vydavatelství BEN, 2005. 248 s. ISBN80-7300-141-1.
SCHMID, Dietmar. Řízení a regulace pro strojírenství a mechatroniku. Přeložil Jiří HANDLÍŘ. Praha: Europa-Sobotáles cz., 2005. ISBN 80-86706-10-9.
Recommended Reading:
BOLTON, W. Instrumentation and Control Systems. Newnes, 2004, 352 p. ISBN-10 9780750664325, ISBN-13 978-0750664325.
LIPTAK, B.G. Instrument Engineers´ Handbook, 4th Edition – Process Measurement and Analysis, Vol.1. New York (USA): ISA, 2003. 1824 p. ISBN 08-49310-830.

BALÁTĚ, J., SMUTNÝ, L. aj. Technické prostředky automatického řízení. Praha: SNTL 1986. 436 s.
KŘÍŽ, R. & VÁVRA, P. Strojírenská příručka - 2. Sv. D: Měřicí technika a bezdemontážní diagnostika. Praha: SCIENTIA 1993. 222 s. ISBN 80-85827-00-X.
SMUTNÝ, L. & NOVÁK, R. Prostředky automat. řízení - návody do cvičení. Ostrava: VŠB TUO, 1996. skripta. 128 s. ISBN 80-7078-202-1.
TUMA, J. Diagnostika strojů. Skripta VŠB-TU Ostava, FS, 2009. ISBN 978-80-248-2116-0.

Planned learning activities and teaching methods
Lectures, Individual consultations, Tutorials, Experimental work in labs, Project work
Assesment methods and criteria
Tasks are not Defined