352-0502/05 – Measurement and Sensor Devices (MaST)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of Control Systems and InstrumentationCredits4
Subject guarantordoc. Ing. Jaromír Škuta, Ph.D.Subject version guarantordoc. Ing. Jaromír Škuta, Ph.D.
Study levelundergraduate or graduateRequirementCompulsory
Study languageEnglish
Year of introduction2015/2016Year of cancellation
Intended for the facultiesFS, USPIntended for study typesFollow-up Master
Instruction secured by
LoginNameTuitorTeacher giving lectures
GEB050 Ing. Jan Gebauer, Ph.D.
KUL74 Ing. Jiří Kulhánek, Ph.D.
MAH011 doc. Ing. Miroslav Mahdal, Ph.D.
SKU51 doc. Ing. Jaromír Škuta, Ph.D.
TUM52 prof. Ing. Jiří Tůma, CSc.
Extent of instruction for forms of study
Form of studyWay of compl.Extent
Full-time Graded credit 2+2
Part-time Graded credit 12+8

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

The content of the course is a description of procedures for the design and implementation of measurement chains, explanation of the function of sensors of physical quantities, unification and subsequent processing of signals from these sensors for control systems.

Teaching methods

Individual consultations
Experimental work in labs
Project work


The course is designed for students of the first year of master's study at the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering. After completing this subject the student should have a more detailed knowledge of the technical means used in control circuits and monitoring, configuration and control systems. It is an extension of the knowledge of students acquired in the subject "Automation Technology" in the bachelor study. Part of the course is devoted to the processing of el. signals in control circuits.

Compulsory literature:

BOLTON, W. Mechatronics: Electronic Control Systems in Mechanical and Electrical Engineering, 6th Ed. Harlow: Pearson, 2016. 663 p. ISBN 978-1-292-07668-3. FRADEN, J. Handbook of modern sensors: physics, designs, and applications. 5th ed. Springer, 2016. 758 p. ISBN 13 978-3-319-19303-8. BOLTON, W. Mechatronics: a multidisciplinary approach. 5th ed. Harlow: Pearson, 2011. ISBN 978-0-273-74286-9.

Recommended literature:

BOLTON, W. Instrumentation and Control Systems. Newnes, 2004, 352 p. ISBN-10 9780750664325, ISBN-13 978-0750664325. LIPTAK, B.G. Instrument Engineers´ Handbook, 4th Edition – Process Measurement and Analysis, Vol.1. New York (USA): ISA, 2003. 1824 p. ISBN 08-49310-830.

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester

Protocols, test.


Other requirements

Prepare protocols from measurement.


Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

1. Control systems, measurement and diagnostic subsystem, static and dynamic properties of the part of measuring circuits. (Experimental identification, modeling). 2. The structure of sensors and their properties. Principles of sensors - passive sensors (resistive, inductive, capacitive, photoelectric, ionization, magnetic, polarizing, Hall, etc.), active sensors (thermal, photoelectric, inductive, pyroelectric, ...). 3. Measurement and evaluation circuits for processing signals from sensors (analog and digital circuits, filtering, compensation, linearization). 4. System, analog-digital (A / D) and D / A converters, units in contact with the environment (structure, properties, connected to a microprocessor, PLC and IPC) 5. Sensors and methods for measuring mechanical power variables (position, size, displacement, speed, velocity, acceleration, force, torque, vibration). 6. Sensors and methods for measuring temperature and heat (principles, characteristics of thermometers, contact and contactless readers, implementation and participation, examples of applications). 7. Sensors and methods for measuring pressure and flow rate (gases, liquids, bulk materials), level of liquids and solids, and other selected variables .. 8. Sensors and methods of measurement of physical and chemical properties of materials (sensor for concentration of gases, liquids, conductivity, pH, refractive index, etc.). 9. Circuit for processing signals from sensors - evaluation circuits for measurement of selected physical quantities (voltage amplifiers, resistance, capacitance, frequency, ...). 10. Computer measurement and diagnostic systems, IMC, IPC. 11. New physical principles of sensors. Intelligent sensor systems (structure type, which connect to the sensor nodes, Ilan and WiLAN examples). 12. Methodology of measurement and diagnostic systems (computer aided design of SCADA / MMI) 13. Measuring and diagnostic systems with computers (hardware and software solutions, examples of hardware and software solutions). 14. Design methodology and examples of measurement and diagnostic systems for automotive and mechatronic systems.

Conditions for subject completion

Full-time form (validity from: 2015/2016 Winter semester)
Task nameType of taskMax. number of points
(act. for subtasks)
Min. number of points
Graded credit Graded credit 100  51
Mandatory attendence parzicipation:

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Occurrence in study plans

Academic yearProgrammeField of studySpec.ZaměřeníFormStudy language Tut. centreYearWSType of duty
2020/2021 (N0714A270004) Mechatronics EMM P English Ostrava 1 Compulsory study plan
2019/2020 (N3943) Mechatronics (3906T006) Mechatronic Systems P English Ostrava 1 Compulsory study plan
2019/2020 (N0714A270004) Mechatronics EMM P English Ostrava 1 Compulsory study plan
2018/2019 (N3943) Mechatronics (3906T006) Mechatronic Systems P English Ostrava 1 Compulsory study plan
2017/2018 (N3943) Mechatronics (3906T006) Mechatronic Systems P English Ostrava 1 Compulsory study plan
2016/2017 (N3943) Mechatronics (3906T006) Mechatronic Systems P English Ostrava 1 Compulsory study plan
2015/2016 (N3943) Mechatronics (3906T006) Mechatronic Systems P English Ostrava 1 Compulsory study plan

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