XE38SZP Sensors and Transducers

Course attribute
Code: 
XE38SZP
Course full name: 
Sensors and Transducers
Guarantor: 
Platil A.
Tutor: 
Platil A.
Credits: 
5
Weekly load: 
2+2
Semester: 
S
Assesment: 
Z,ZK
Type: 
XE
Stage: 
B
Role: 
-

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1. Exam requirements
The required scope of knowledge:
The course matter presented in the lectures and in the practical exercises in the lab.

The course uses this English textbook as a reference material:
Jacob Fraden: Handbook of Modern Sensors, AIP Press, ISBN: 0387007504

The practical exercises include two written tests (in the 5th and 10th week of the semester). Points from these tests (max. 11pts + 11pts) are included into the exam score. Another 18 points (12 assignemets x 1.5pts/assignement) can be obtained by presenting duly processed measurement reports prepared until the next practical exercise.

The exam consists of a written test (in three parts), the score is max. 60pts.
1st part: 10 quiz questions (a,b,c,d), max. 20 pts
2nd part: unlabeled drawing of a sensor must be described, questions answered, max. 20 pts.
(1st part + 2nd part, max. 40 minutes, then 10 minutes optional pause)
3rd part: calculation of a problem from physics or electronics (topics presented in lectures or exercises), max. 20 pts.
(3rd part max. 30 minutes).

Summary:
Exercises:
two tests: 11 + 11 = 22 pts maximum
reports: 18 pts maximum.
Exam test:
60 pts maximum
Altogether: 100 pts maximum.

Grades:

 ECTS grade

A

B

C

D

E

F (fail)

Points

100-90

89-80

79-70

69-60

59-50

< 50

Verbal (Czech)

výborně

velmi dobře

dobře

uspokojivě

dostatečně

nedostatečně

 

2. The practical exercises

  • Students must attend the practical exercises in the laboratory. Due to the broad range of topics covered, the students must prepare for the labs by studying the instructions of the individual assignments in advance. The instructions are available in PDF for download from this page (see below).
  • Students must attend all exercises (i.e. 12 assignements + final week). If not possible (e.g. illness), the student should make the missing assignement up in a spare time.
  • The students perform the measurements and record all data to their personal notepads. Their records should include all the details needed for processing of the measurement report, like types of used instruments, setup and circuit schemas, measured values, etc. At home, the students prepare a report including all calculations of derived values, drawing of graphs and making conclusions about the obtained results and eventual errors.
  • At the next practical exercise in the lab, the student presents the report to the teacher. The teacher evaluates the report and either accepts it (and assigns up to 1.5pts per report) or rejects it and asks for rewriting.

3. Exercises instructions
1. Semiconductive thermometers
2. Resistive thermometers
3. Contactless temperature measurement
4. Correlation
5. Thermocouples and XTR101-description
6. Force and Torque
7. Dynamic stress measurement
8. Pressure
9. Flowmeters
10. Position sensors
11. Chemical and humidity sensors
12.
13.
14. Accelerometer

4. Lectures
1. Introduction
2. Position sensors
position-part a
position-part b
position-part c
position-part d

3. Velocity and vibration sensors
velocity
vibration
4. Mechanical strain and torque sensors
strain
torque
5. Force sensors
force-part a
force-part b
Pressure sensors
6. Flowmeters (and level sensors)
7. Temperatue senors
temperature-part a
temperature-part b
temperature-part c (pyrometers)

There will be no exam questions from the following lectrures:
8. Chemical sensors (will be added soon)
9. Sensor buses and intelligent sensors (will be added soon)

Synchronous detection
(Synchronous detection in black/white)