352-0905/04 – Technical Means of the Automation (TPA)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of Control Systems and InstrumentationCredits10
Subject guarantorprof. Ing. Jiří Tůma, CSc.Subject version guarantorprof. Ing. Jiří Tůma, CSc.
Study levelpostgraduateRequirementChoice-compulsory type B
YearSemesterwinter + summer
Study languageCzech
Year of introduction2019/2020Year of cancellation
Intended for the facultiesUSP, FS, HGFIntended for study typesDoctoral
Instruction secured by
LoginNameTuitorTeacher giving lectures
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 Examination 25+0
Part-time Examination 25+0

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

The aim of the course is to acquire knowledge of technical instruments of automation and their practical use in the elaboration of doctoral thesis and mastering of scientific methods using these means. Student's partial knowledge is organized within the doctoral studies so that he / she is able to analyze, synthesize and present his / her ideas independently.

Teaching methods

Individual consultations
Project work


Description of means of automatic control, the possibility of the interconnection of individual parts of the control system, elements for processing and unification of signals, sensors, actuators, control systems. Further, the subject of the course is the specification of interfaces for designing control systems, the possibility of deployment of distributed control systems and links to SCADA / MMI, new trends in automation tools.

Compulsory literature:

[1]BOYES, W. 2002. Instrumentation Reference Book, 3rd Edition. New York (USA): ISA, 2002. 1062 p. ISBN 07-50671-238 [2]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 [3] Boyd, G., Jackson, L., Reeds Vol 10: Instrumentation and Control Systems. A&C Black, Oct 11, 2013 - Technology & Engineering - 360 pages [4]Dunn, W.C., Fundamentals of Industrial Instrumentation and Process Control, Second Edition. McGraw Hill Professional, Sep 28, 2018 - Technology & Engineering - 352 pages

Recommended literature:

[1]Fraden, J. Handbook of Modern Sensors, New York (USA): Springer, 2004, pp. 589. Hardcover, ISBN 0-387-00750-4 [2]Bolton, W. Instrumentation and Control Systems. Oxford: Elsevier, 2004, pp. 339. ISBN 0-7506-6432-0

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester

Elaboration of the project for the exam


Other requirements

Students have to prepare project and its evaluation.


Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

Sensors of electrical and non-electrical quantities. Amplifiers and Converters. Transmission systems, LAN, ILAN and WLAN. Evaluation devices - signaling elements, display devices, controls,…. Controllers and control computers, PLC. Modules for designing measuring and control systems. Actuators and organs. Development trends of automation devices. Software support for SCADA / MMI control systems.

Conditions for subject completion

Part-time form (validity from: 2019/2020 Winter semester)
Task nameType of taskMax. number of points
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Min. number of points
Examination Examination  
Mandatory attendence parzicipation:

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