[ 281ETELEMSV20 ] VL Measurement and Sensor Technology

Workload Education level Study areas Responsible person Hours per week Coordinating university
4,5 ECTS B2 - Bachelor's programme 2. year Mechatronics Marco Da Silva 3 hpw Johannes Kepler University Linz
Detailed information
Original study plan Bachelor's programme Mechatronics 2023W
Objectives Students know and understand the basics of measurement and sensor technology based on the measurement chain and can apply them to simple tasks. They are able to:

  • find suitable instruments, methods and sensors for a given measurement task as well as to evaluate and understand their application range and limits
  • explain and check the function of electronic measuring circuits
  • determine the measurement uncertainty of a measurement system
  • Introduction: the measurement chain, characterization of measurement systems, measurement signals
  • Measurement result and measurement uncertainty
  • Measurement of electrical quantities: current, voltage and power
  • Measurement of resistances and impedances, bridge circuits
  • Measuring circuits and operational amplifiers as measuring amplifiers
  • Measurement of non-electrical quantities (position, angle, speed, acceleration, strain, force, temperature, pressure and flow)
  • Resistive, capacitive, magnetic and active sensors and their sensor effects
  • Time and frequency measurement
  • Digital measurement technology: sampling, digital-to-analogue and analogue-to-digital converters
  • Measuring devices (oscilloscope, multimeter) and computer-aided data acquisition
Criteria for evaluation Written and/or oral exam
Methods Lecture with blackboard and slides
Language German
Study material E. Schrüfer, L. Reindl, B. Zagar, Elektrische Messtechnik, 13. Auflage, Hanser, 2022
R. Lerch, Elektrische Messtechnik, Springer, 7. Auflage, 2016
P. Regtien, E. Dertien, Sensors for Mechatronics, Elsevier, Second Edition, 2018
P. Horowitz, W. Hill, The Art of Electronics, Cambridge Univ. Press, 2015
Changing subject? No
Further information Until term 2023S known as: 281ETELEMSV20 VL Sensors and Instrumentation

On-site course
Maximum number of participants -
Assignment procedure Assignment according to sequence