Syllabus academic year 2010/2011
(Created 2010-07-25.)
Credits: 6. Grading scale: TH. Cycle: A (Second Cycle). Main field: Technology. Language of instruction: The course will be given in Swedish. Optional for: D5, D5ssr, E4, E4ssr, F4, F4mt. Course coordinator: Tomas Jansson,, Dept of Electrical Measurements. Recommended prerequisits: Basic courses in programming and sensor systems. The number of participants is limited to 30 Selection criteria: Number of credits attained in courses within the areas of Transducer Technology and Electrical Measurements, the specific topic of commenced thesis, and number of credits left until final degree. Assessment: Passed compulsary parts gives the grade Passed. Higher grades after written exam. Home page:

Automatized data acquisition is of fundamental importance for test- and measurement applications in both industry and academia. The objective of the course is to provide an overview of systems and methods to acquire and transfer measurement data in test- and industry-environments, and also to present methods to program such a system in the graphical programming language LabVIEW in a structured and logical way. The course is given as lectures with laboratory exercises and a task to train the student to elaborate on the material presented in the lectures. A project gives the student an opportunity to independently solve a problem for automatized data acquisition. The project aims for the student to, on his or her own, to specify the best strategy to collect measurement data for the given problem. The so specified solution shall then be programmed in LabVIEW with methods taught in the course. The project is presented orally for the other students, and also in a written report.

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

LabVIEW introduction and methods and strategies for structured programming. Bus-systems such as IEEE-488 (GPIB), serial buses, VXI/PXI, Fieldbuses. Data acquisition Boards. Signal conditioning. Software for measurement systems control. Data processing.