[ MEBPDVOEMS2 ] VL Sensors and Instrumentation 2

Workload Education level Study areas Responsible person Hours per week Coordinating university
3 ECTS B2 - Bachelor's programme 2. year Mechatronics Bernhard Zagar 2 hpw Johannes Kepler University Linz
Detailed information
Original study plan Bachelor's programme Mechatronics 2015W
Objectives This course aims to teach how to find appropriate sensor principles for a given measurement task, to evaluate and understand their application range and limits, to plan, conduct and evaluate a measurement.
  • Overview of sensor effects (galvano-magnetic effect, piezo-resistive-, pieze-electric-, pyro-electric effect, Seebeck-effect, electro-optic effect, etc.)

Temperature measurement

  • Pressure measurement
  • Force measurement
  • Torque measurement
  • Flow measurement
  • Measurement of mechanical stress
  • Measurement of acceleration
  • Sensors based on surface-acoustic waves (SAW)
  • etc.
Criteria for evaluation written and oral exam
Exam: it is required to acquire more than 50% in the written exam in order to be admitted to the oral part
Methods Theory presented by lecturer
Language German
Study material Schrüfer, Elmar, Leonhard Reindl. Bernhard Zagar: Elektrische Messtechnik – Messung elektrischer und nichtelektrischer Größen - 12. Auflage. Hanser, 2018, available as e-book download from the JKU library. Lecture notes: Elektrische Messtechnik und Sensorik I und II (Zusatzsskriptum), available at the institute

R. Lerch, M. Kaltenbacher., F. Lindiger, A. Sutor: Elektrische Messtechnik – Übungsbuch,. Springer, 2004. Paul Horowitz, Winfield Hill: Die hohe Schule der Elektronik 1 Analogtechnik. Elektor-Verlag GmbH, 5. Auflage, 2000.

Changing subject? No
Further information none
On-site course
Maximum number of participants -
Assignment procedure Assignment according to sequence