Syllabus academic year 2009/2010
(Created 2009-08-11.)
ELECTRICAL MEASUREMENTSEEM007

Higher education credits: 4,5. Grading scale: UG. Level: G2 (First level). Language of instruction: The course will be given in Swedish. EEM007 overlap following cours/es: ESS070, ESS070, ESS070, ESSF10, ESS070 och ESSF10. Compulsory for: F2. Course coordinator: Professor Hans W Persson, Hans_W.Persson@elmat.lth.se, Inst f elektrisk mätteknik. Recommended prerequisits: FFF100 Themodynamics and Electronic Materials and FAF240 or FAFA10 Quantum Phenomena and Nanotechnology. Assessment: Continuous assessment in connection to the lab exercises. Compulsory parts to be passed: Lab exercises including short pre-tests, Lab reports, Examination of a lab report and Practical test. Home page: http://www.elmat.lth.se/.

Aim
Electrical measurements relates to almost all professional areas where a person with a M.Sc. in Engineering will be active. It may, e.g., be detailed studies on signals from nerve cells in the brain, light detection in optical fibers or manufacturing supervision in process plants. The development of new measurement methods and transducers occurs at an increasing rate, where especially the development in the area of microsystem technology plays a major role. The course gives a deeper understanding of the measurement methods that have been used and will be used in other courses and in the professional life.

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

Skills and abilities
For a passing grade the student must

Judgement and approach
For a passing grade the student must

Contents
Fundamental concepts like loading of the measurement objects, influence of noise, uncertainty in the results and calibration. Analog and digital oscilloscopes, probes and their limitations, A/D and D/A conversion, digital multimeter, measurement of time and frequency with universal counter, measurement of frequency spectra with spectrum- and FFT-analyser (FFT – Fast Fourier Transform). Design of measurement systems.

Literature
Carlsson P, Johansson S: Modern elektronisk mätteknik (in Swedish), Liber, 1997.