352-0502/06 – 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 languageCzech
Year of introduction2020/2021Year of cancellation
Intended for the facultiesFS, USPIntended for study typesFollow-up Master
Instruction secured by
LoginNameTuitorTeacher giving lectures
MAH011 doc. Ing. Miroslav Mahdal, Ph.D.
PAW0016 Ing. Tomáš Pawlenka
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 Credit and Examination 2+2
Part-time Credit and Examination 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

Exercise - 7 protocols, total 35 pts., min. 21 pts., attendances at measurements are obligatory. Exam - 1x test, 41 pts. (min. 22 pts.). 2x questions 12 pts. ie a total of 24 pts. (minimum of each question 4 pts.).


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Other requirements

Prepare protocols from measurement.


Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

1. Introduction to the subject and content of the studied subject. 2. Overview of sensors (physical principles of sensors, division of sensors, new physical principles of sensors, extension of knowledge from the course Automation Technology). 3. Sensors used in subsystems of mechatronic systems (MEMs, intelligent sensors, parts of service and industrial robots, …). 4. Sensors for orientation in space (tilt, velocity, acceleration, position measurement, ... their implementation into control systems). 5. Propulsion subsystems - use of absolute and relative position sensors, speed sensors, acceleration sensors (static and dynamic). 6. Circuit elements for signal processing (op amp, transistor, diode, thyristor, triac, …). 7. Basic connection of operational amplifiers (non-inverter, inverter, …). 8. Internal structure and principle of programming single-chip computers (description of internal modules of single-board computers), necessary external components for circuit functionality. 9. Instruction set and description of single-chip computer registers, programming interface, creation and simulation of application in MPLAB development environment. 10. Methodology of measurement design. chain and measuring system (use of standard, computer aided design, use of intelligent sensor assemblies). 11. LabView - development environment, basic building elements. 12. LabView - creation of graphical interfaces of created application. 13. LabView - fast design of measurement, control (control or regulation) tasks. 14. Time reserve.

Conditions for subject completion

Full-time form (validity from: 2020/2021 Winter semester)
Task nameType of taskMax. number of points
(act. for subtasks)
Min. number of points
Credit and Examination Credit and Examination 100 (100) 51
        Credit Credit 35  21
        Examination Examination 65  30
Mandatory attendence parzicipation: Osobní účast na praktických měřeních, min. 80% účast na cvičeních.

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