Principles of Measurement Systems
Faculteit  Science and Engineering 
Jaar  2022/23 
Vakcode  WBPH02905 
Vaknaam  Principles of Measurement Systems 
Niveau(s)  bachelor 
Voertaal  Engels 
Periode  semester I b 
ECTS  5 
Rooster  rooster.rug.nl 
Uitgebreide vaknaam  Principles of Measurement Systems  
Leerdoelen  At the end of the course, the student is able to: 1. Review different types of measurement systems. 2. Identify sources of errors and uncertainties. 3. Identify relevant parameters of measurement systems. Examine and decompose a measurement system in its constituent subsystems. 4. Investigate static and dynamic characteristics of measurement system. Select and evaluate common measures aimed at reducing measurement uncertainties and quantify performance. 5. Create own example of measurement system. Analyse performance in relevant categories (e.g. use block diagrams, flow charts, formulate and solve first and secondorder systems by making use of Laplace transformations). Evaluate consequences. 

Omschrijving  This course gives the students a thorough understanding and factual knowledge of the basic principles behind measurement systems. It starts with an examination of generalized measurement systems, their representation in block diagrams, a discussion of static and dynamic characteristics, and the calculation of the overall measurement error. It then introduces transfer function theory (Laplace transform) to describe the dynamic behaviour of measurement systems, and proceeds with a treatment of the effects of interference and noise. Subsequently, a number of sensing elements, as well as signal conditioning and signal processing elements, for example a Wheatstone bridges, are also discussed. Examples of digital signal processing are discussed. Throughout the course, a number of selected measurement systems of industrial and researchoriented importance are introduced. The lectures cover Chapters 16 and 810 of the book. 

Uren per week  
Onderwijsvorm 
Hoorcollege (LC), Opdracht (ASM), Werkcollege (T)
(32 LC, 16 T, 16 ASM, 76 self study) 

Toetsvorm 
Opdracht (AST), Schriftelijk tentamen (WE), Tussentoets (IT)
(25% AST, 60% WE, 15% IT) 

Vaksoort  bachelor  
Coördinator  Dr. A.K. Biegun  
Docent(en)  Dr. A.K. Biegun  
Verplichte literatuur 


Entreevoorwaarden  The student acquires skills in dissecting a problem in parts and to provide solutions to the problem based on a linear response paradigm. Of particular importance is the understanding of uncertainties and errors in the measurement process. The description of measurement systems and the analysis is discussed in the context of scientific integrity. These skills are relevant for preparation for the bachelor thesis.  
Opmerkingen  For the final grade, a weighted average is taken from the grades of digital interim test (IT), exam grade (WE) and assignment (AST). To pass the course, all the grades (IT, AST, WE) need to be > 5.5. Tutorials are not mandatory, but an active participation in tutorials can increase your final grade. The final pass criterion is set to 60% of the total number of credits.  
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