Capital University of Science & Technology

Instrumentation and Measurement Lab (EE3261)



Recommended Book(s)

Lab Manual

Reference Book(s)


Course Objectives

The objective of this Lab is to help students understand the use of sensors, transducers and measuring instruments. The lab also focuses on how AC and DC measuring devices work and provides an insight of construction of these devices. The lab also gives hands on experience to the students of different measuring devices.

Course Learning Outcomes (CLO)

CLO:1. Express the theory of analogue DC and AC measuring instruments  (Level: C2)

CLO:2. Demonstrate use of sensors, transducers and electronic measuring instruments mismatch losses (Level: P1)

CLO:3. Apply the theoretical knowledge of analog electronic and digital multimeters (Level: C3).

Course Contents

Volt meter and Ampere meter using PMMC galvanometer
Half wave and full wave rectifier meters using galvanometer.
Measurement of true RMS using analog multimeter.
Measurement of true RMS using analog meter using digital multimeters
Loading effect of analog voltmeter and amperemeter.
Loading effect of digital voltmeter and amperemeter.
Resistance, capacitance and inductance bridges
Weight measurement using strain gaugesTemperature measurement using Resistance temperature detector (RTD)
Proxy sensor using piezoelectric sensor
Study of Lissajous Patterns using Oscilloscope and signal generators
Study of spectrum by analyzing different signals.
Study of logic analyzer by acquiring data from any processor bus.
Data transfer from Pc to Microcontroller using Rs 232.

Mapping of CLOs to Program Learning Outcomes





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)