Instrumentation

2018/2019

Prerequisite/Recommended prerequisite for participation in the module

The module is based on knowledge achieved in the project module Microprocessor based systems or similar.

Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

Learning objectives

Knowledge

  • Have knowledge about instrumentation and conditioning of sensors and the conversion of measurement variables into electrical signals.
  • Have obtained knowledge about calibration and signal processing for the measurements systems.
  • Be able to design and implement sensor and actuator interface hardware to the microprocessor
  • Must have knowledge of signal processing of measured data both in real-time and offline.
  • Have obtained knowledge of the design of first and second order analogue filters for conditioning of measurements.

Skills

  • Be able to understand the importance of signal conditioning and processing for measurement devices.
  • Be able to understand the connections and interfaces between microprocessors and sensor and actuator hardware
  • Be able to understand the design of analogue filters and their effect on measurements
  • Based on the above, be able to create requirements and test specifications that enable the completed system to be tested rigorously
  • Be able to design and implement basic analogue and digital circuits and demonstration in laboratory

Competences

  • Be able to design and implement instrumentation for systems based on demanded specifications
  • Independently analyse and implement suitable signal processing algorithms
  • Have a fundamental understanding of analogue filters, signal conditioning, data acquisition
  • Be able to implement and test the developed system with the purpose of verifying the hypothesis, as well as draw conclusions based on the achieved result.

Type of instruction

Problem-based and project-oriented project work in groups.

Extent and expected workload

Since it is a 15 ECTS project module, the work load is expected to be 450 hours for the student.

Exam

Exams

Name of examInstrumentation
Type of exam
Oral exam based on a project
Oral examination with external adjudicator based on a presentation seminar and project report.
ECTS15
Assessment7-point grading scale
Type of gradingExternal examination
Criteria of assessmentAs stated in the Joint Programme Regulations.
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Facts about the module

Danish titleInstrumentering
Module codeN-AIE-B3-1
Module typeProject
Duration1 semester
SemesterAutumn
ECTS15
Language of instructionEnglish
Empty-place SchemeYes
Location of the lectureCampus Esbjerg
Responsible for the module
Time allocation for external examinersB

Organisation

Study BoardStudy Board of Energy
FacultyFaculty of Engineering and Science