Subject description - AE3M38MSZ

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AE3M38MSZ Modern Sensors and Signal Processing
Roles:PO, V Extent of teaching:2P+2L
Department:13138 Language of teaching:EN
Guarantors:  Completion:Z,ZK
Lecturers:  Credits:6
Tutors:  Semester:L


The course is aimed to broaden the sensors basics by topics necessary for design of sensors and sensor systems. Prospective sensor types are covered as well as methods of the processing of the sensor signal. Sensors and sensor systems are shown in applications and by case design studies. The labs are concentrated to the complex measurement of the sensor parameters and to FEM modeling and its experimental verification. Optical sensors and their applications are covered in detail by following course "Videometry".

Course outlines:

1. Sensor principles, basic parameters, MEMS.
2. Materials for sensors and their measurement.
3. Modelling and design of sensors.
4. Uncertainties and their propagation, methods for the suppression of uncertainties. Noise measurement.
5. Identification, calibration and testing of sensors. Standards.
6. Correction of static and dynamic errors. Intelligent sensors.
7. Sensor signal processing: correlation methods, PSD, filtration and data fusion, homographic methods.
8. Sensor networks and sensor fields. Power and excitation for sensors.
9. EMC, shielding. Sensors for medical diagnostics.
10. Sensor applications in automotive, aerospace and space technology.
11. Security applications of sensors. Sensors for virtual and augmented reality.
12. Sensors for intelligent buildings and industry.
13. Sensors for geophysics and archeology.
14. Technology for sensor production.

Exercises outline:

1. Introduction
2. Modulation and synchronous detection (vibration measurement)
3. Plug-in cards for DC measurements (strain gauges and torque measurement)
4. Position measurement, calibration of ultrasound distance meter by digital scope
5. Plug-in cards and virtual instrumentation for dynamic measurement (LabView)
6. Correlation measurement: FFT and LabWindows
7. Datalogger (accelerometer)
8. Flow measurement
9. Semiconductor temperature sensors
10. Measuring amplifier versus measuring system (resistance thermometers)
11. HART and analog processor (processing of the signal form thermocouple)
12. Contactless temperature measurement
13. Sensors for gas analysis and for humidity measurement
14. Assessment


[1] Ripka, P., Tipek, A.(ed.): Moden Sensors Handbook. ISTE 2007, ISBN 978-1-905209-66-8
[2] Fraden J.: Handbook of Modern Sensors. Springer 2004
[3] Ripka P. (ed.): Magnetic Sensors and Magnetometers. Artech 2001


Basic courses of Physics, Electric circuits, Mathematics and Sensors and instrumentation.


Subject is included into these academic programs:

Program Branch Role Recommended semester
MEKME1 Wireless Communication V 4
MEKME5 Systems of Communication V 4
MEKME4 Networks of Electronic Communication V 4
MEKME3 Electronics V 4
MEKME2 Multimedia Technology V 4
MEKYR2 Sensors and Instrumentation PO 4
MEOI1 Artificial Intelligence V 4
MEOI5NEW Software Engineering V 4
MEOI5 Software Engineering V 4
MEOI4 Computer Graphics and Interaction V 4
MEOI3 Computer Vision and Image Processing V 4
MEOI2 Computer Engineering V 4
MEEEM1 Technological Systems V 4
MEEEM5 Economy and Management of Electrical Engineering V 4
MEEEM4 Economy and Management of Power Engineering V 4
MEEEM3 Electrical Power Engineering V 4
MEEEM2 Electrical Machines, Apparatus and Drives V 4

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