Course syllabus

Sensorer
Sensors

BMEF15, 7,5 credits, G2 (First Cycle)

Valid for: 2019/20
Decided by: PLED BME
Date of Decision: 2019-03-28

General Information

Main field: Technology.
Compulsory for: N3
Language of instruction: The course will be given in English on demand

Aim

Measurement technology and sensors are important in every field of activity for an engineer. For example, detailed studies of brain signals, detection of light in optical fibres or supervision of process industries. The importance of sensors in modern society is increasing rapidly, especially in the field of micro sensors. There are plenty of examples where sensors are needed to gain increased safety (i.e. cars), decreased influence on the environment (i.e. process control in industry, pollution control in cars) and more efficient use of energy (i.e. in-house climate control). Other examples where sensors are expected to get vital importance is Virtual Reality (i.e. remote controlled robotic operations in medicine as well as computer games and simulators).

Learning outcomes

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

Competences and skills
For a passing grade the student must

Judgement and approach
For a passing grade the student must

Contents

Fundamental concepts for electrical measurements. Analogue and digital oscilloscopes, impedance measurements with wheatstone bridge, 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.

Furthermore, the course considers the most common sensors and measurement methods for measurement of physical, chemical and bio-chemical measurement parameters in the field of process- and manufacturing industry as well as medicine and society. Also, the future use of micro and nano sensors is discussed.

Examination details

Grading scale: TH - (U,3,4,5) - (Fail, Three, Four, Five)
Assessment: For grade 3 the following compulsory parts need to be passed: Lab exercises including short pre-tests, presentation of project and Practical test. For higher grade a written exam is given.

The examiner, in consultation with Disability Support Services, may deviate from the regular form of examination in order to provide a permanently disabled student with a form of examination equivalent to that of a student without a disability.

Admission

Required prior knowledge: EITF90 Electromagnetics and Electronics.
The number of participants is limited to: No
The course overlaps following course/s: EEMF15, ESSF10, BMEF05

Reading list

Contact and other information

Course coordinator: Lars Wallman, lars.wallman@bme.lth.se
Course homepage: http://www.bme.lth.se/