Instrumentation & Measurement (EE3263)

Pre-requisite(s)

Analog Integrated Electronics (EE-4223)

Recommended Book(s)

Principles of Electronic Instrumentation and Measurement by Berlin & Getz

Reference Book(s)

Electronic Instrumentation and Measurement by David A. Bell

Course Objectives

This course covers the basic use and application of sensors, transducers and electronic measuring instruments. The theory of analogue DC and AC measuring instruments is first established which is then used to study analog electronic and digital meters. Different types of sensors and transducer are studied with their analog and digital interfacing. The use and application of different measuring instruments are also covered.

Course Learning Outcomes (CLO)

At the end of this course, the students should be able to:

CLO 1: Describe mathematically and physically the designed measuring instruments and their use for measurements.(Level C1) 
CLO 2: Express the integration of transducers with analog and digital hardware and use of software to achieve required output for measurement system. (Level C2)
CLO 3: Analyze the design of instruments and measurement of parameters using instruments. (Level C4)
CLO4: Design a variety of electronic instruments and measuring systems used in different fields. (Level C5)

Course Contents

Review of the Topics
  • Introduction to Instrumentation & Measurements
  • Inverting and Non inverting configuration
  • V to I converter and instrumentation amplifier
  • Signal conditioning circuits and Electromagnetic induction
  • ADC and DAC
Unit Dimension and Standards
  • Fundamental and derived units, electrical units
  • Frequency, voltage, current, resistance, capacitance and inductance standards
DC Indicating Meters
  • The d’Arsonval movement, galvanometer
  • DC ammeters, DC voltmeters and resistance measurements
  • DC meter calibration.
AC Indicating Meters
  • Half wave and full wave rectifier meters
  • single phase wattmeter and energy measurement meters
  • instrument transformers(CT and PT)
Specialized Meters
  • Transistor voltmeter circuits and operational amplifier voltmeter circuits
  • AC electronic voltmeters and current and resistance measurement
  • Digital voltmeter, ohm meters and current meter
AC and DC Bridges
  • Resistance, capacitance and inductance bridges
  • The Wagner ground and commercial RLC bridges
Transducers
  • Resistance temperature detector, thermistor
  • strain gauges
  • photoconductive transducers
  • thermocouples
  • piezoelectric and magnetic induction and capacitive transducers
  • capacitive and inductive measurement
  • Load cell and uses of load cells
Real-time data acquisition and processing systems
  • Electronic devices for signal sampling and quantification
  • Analogue-digital converters
  • Sampling rate calculation for data acquisition system
Measuring Instruments
  • Oscilloscopes
  • signal generators
  • spectrum analyzers
  • Network analyzers
  • Impedance analyzers
  • logic analyzers
Industrial Communication Techniques
  • The OSI Network work Model and Physical Layer options
  • RS232, RS 422, RS 423, RS 485
  • IEEE488 (GPIB)
  • Ethernet or CSMA/CD

Mapping of CLOs to Program Learning Outcomes

CLOs/PLOs

CLO:1

CLO:2

CLO:3

CLO:4

PLO:1 (Engineering Knowledge)

 

 

 

PLO:2 (Problem Analysis)

 

 

 

 

PLO:3 (Design and Development of Solutions)

 

 

 

 

PLO:4 (Investigation)

 

 

 

 

PLO:5 (Modern Tool Usage)

 

 

 

 

PLO:6 (The Engineer and Society)

 

 

 

 

PLO:7 (Environment and Sustainability)

 

 

 

 

PLO:8 (Ethics)

 

 

 

 

PLO:9 (Individual and Team Work)

 

 

 

 

PLO:10 (Communication)

 

 

 

 

PLO:11 (Project Management)

 

 

 

 

PLO:12 (Life Long Learning)