450-2003/03 – Sensors and Measurement (SaM)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of Cybernetics and Biomedical EngineeringCredits4
Subject guarantordoc. Ing. Petr Bilík, Ph.D.Subject version guarantordoc. Ing. Petr Bilík, Ph.D.
Study levelundergraduate or graduateRequirementCompulsory
Study languageCzech
Year of introduction2019/2020Year of cancellation
Intended for the facultiesFEIIntended for study typesBachelor
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LoginNameTuitorTeacher giving lectures
BIL45 doc. Ing. Petr Bilík, Ph.D.
VAL47 Ing. David Vala
Extent of instruction for forms of study
Form of studyWay of compl.Extent
Full-time Credit and Examination 2+2
Combined Credit and Examination 2+12

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

The aim of the subject is to present basic pronciples used for convension of nonelectrical quantities to electrical signal, basic properties and designs of input transducers and methods of nonelectrical quantities measurement used in the industry practice.

Teaching methods

Experimental work in labs
Project work


The measurement and control systems present subgroup of common information systems systems for processing of information. Each system for processing of information consists of 3 basic parts: input transducer, modification unit and output transducer. The role of input transducer in the case of the measurement and control systems is to identify the information discrabing the measurement resp. control system state and to transform them to the form suitabe for processing in the next block. Nowadays the electrical signal is preferable form input transducer (sensor) is the primary source of information about measurement resp. control systém and determines the characteristic of entire systém. In the most caces it is the most expensive part of entire systém. The aim of subject is to present basic principles used for conversion of nonelectrical quantities to electrical signal, basic properties and designs of input transducers and methods of nonelectrical quantities measurement. The abovementioned knowladges enable students select the proper sensors for implementation in measurement and control systems.

Compulsory literature:

1.KREIDL, Marcel. Technická diagnostika: senzory, metody, analýza signálu. 1. vyd. Praha: BEN, 2006, 406 s. Senzory neelektrických veličin. ISBN 80-7300-158-6.

Recommended literature:

1. RIPKA, Pavel a Alois TIPEK. Modern sensors handbook. Newport Beach, CA: ISTE USA, 2007, xviii, 518 p. ISBN 1905209665.

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester

Follow-up studies: During the semester, students go through 10 lab exercises. The aim of laboratory experiments is the practical verification problems. Before starting the laboratory exercise, students are always checked the knowledge of issues related to the measurement task. After measuring the the experiment they developed protocol. Submitting the protocol is a condition for initiating measurement of the next task. Scoring laboratory exercise consists of written preparation and evaluation protocol. Credit: During the semester: For each laboratory experiment can be obtained up to 3 points. Total per semester it can be up to 30 points. The condition to get credit is to obtain 10 points as minimum. Final Exam: A condition is given credit. By scoring the final examination is counted semester project (20 points). Final exam is a written part (max 40 points) and an oral part (maximum 10 points). Condition for the recognition of the final test is to gain min. 35 points. Final evaluation of the course is the sum of points for semester and final exam.


Další požadavky na studenta

There are not defined other requirements for student


Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

Lectures: 1.Introduction to the nonelectrical quantities measurement. Role and position of sensors in measurement and control systems. Generation of sensors and their classification. 2.Physical and mathematical model of sensor. Statical and dynamical properties of sensors. 3.Transfer of information from sensor. Connection wiring influence. Unification of sensor signals. Method of correction of sensor characteristic. 4.Physical principles of sensors. Resistance position sensors. Strain gauges. Resistance temperature detectors (RTDs). 5.Capacitive-type, inductance-type and inductive-type sensors. 6.Magnetic, piezoelectric and pyroelectric sensors. Thermoelectric sensor. 7.Photoelectric sensor. Radiation pyrometers. Thermovision. 8.Microelectronic sensors. Integrated and SMART sensors. The influence of sensor technology to their design. MEMS sensors. 9.Position and movement measurement. Level measurement. 10.Force and strain measurement. Acceleration measurement. Pressure and vacuum measurement. 11.Gas and fluid flow measurement. 12.Temperature measurement. Heat consumption measurement. 13.Visible light and nuclear-particle radiation measurement. 14. Chemical quantities measurement. Gas and liquid composition measurement. Humidity measurement pH measurement. Emission measurement. Laboratories: 1.Laboratory code introduction, safety training 2.Static characteristic of resistance position sensor. Load and connecting wiring influence on the static characteristic. 3.Dynamic characteristic of thermocouple. The influence of thermocouple design to the dynamic characteristic. 4.Elimination of temperature sensitivity of strain gauge. 5.The influence of negative feedback on sensor characteristic. Magnetoelectric sensor for current measurement. 6.Consultation for lab excercises. 7.Substitute lab lesson. 8.Rotational velocity measurement. The demonstration of influence of sensor presence to measurement system 9.Capacitive sensors. The influence of connecting wiring on statical characteristic. Signal and transmition to the processing unit. 10.Photoelectrical position sensors. Incremental shaft enconders. Digital shaft encoder. 11.Heat consumption measurement. 12.Microelectronic accelerometer. 13.Imaging CCD sensors. Transmition of information from imaging sensor and their processing. 14.Consultation for lab excercises. Substitute lab lesson.Credit.

Conditions for subject completion

Full-time form (validity from: 2019/2020 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 30  10
        Examination Examination 70  35
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