Modern Sensors

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B3M38MSE Z,ZK 6 2P+2L
In order to register for the course B3M38MSE, the student must have registered for the required number of courses in the group BEZBM no later than in the same semester.
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Department of Measurement

An overview of sensors of physical quantities used in industry and in research and methods of signal processing.


no prerequisities

Knowlege of physics and of electrical measurements is welcome

Syllabus of lectures:

1 Physical principles of sensors, basic parameters.

2. Production technologies, materials and measurement. Modelling and design of sensors.

3. Methods for reducing uncertainty. Noise and its measurement.

4. Calibration and testing of sensors. Smart sensors.

5. Sensor data processing: correlation, PSD, filtration and data fusion, tomography.

6. Precise magnetic sensors.

7. Sensors of electric current.

8. Imaging in medicine. Medical diagnostics sensors.

10. Applications in automotive and aerospace technology.

11. Safety applications. Sensors for virual reality.

12. Sensors for intelligent buildings and industry.

13. Applications in geophysics and archaeology.

Syllabus of tutorials:

Labs are practically oriented. Students gain experience in building advanced measurement circuits for major types of sensors, determine the characteristics and calculate uncertainty of measurement. They also learn handling complicated measurement instruments.

1. Pressure, flowrate of gases.

2. Flowrate of liquids.

3. Accelerometer

4. Correlation measurement of speed.

5. Magnetic sensors for automotive revolution speed sensors.

6. Senzory humidity measurement

7. Semicoductor temperature sensors

8. Contactless temperature sensing - pyrometry

9. Chemical sensors

10. AMR magnetic field sensor

11. FEM modelling of sensor

12. Position sensor. Calibration of ultrasound sensor with digital oscilloscope

13. Modulation and synchronous detection (mechanical strain measurement).

Study Objective:

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.

Study materials:

[1] Ripka, P., Tipek, A.(ed.): Modern Sensors Handbook , ISTE 2007 (brožovaná verze ve 20 ks v knihovně ČVUT: Master book on sensors editors P. Ripka and A. Tipek,ČVUT/BEN,2003).

[2] Fraden J.: Handbook of Modern Sensors. 5th ed. Springer 2016, ISBN 978-3-319-19302-1

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