Principles of Measurement Systems
Faculteit  Science and Engineering 
Jaar  2017/18 
Vakcode  NAPMS12 
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  The student is able to: • examine and decompose a measurement system in its constituent subsystems; • describe the physical model of a number of basic subsystems; • describe the static and dynamic characteristics of the combined measurement system; • propose common measures aimed at reducing measurement errors and quantify its performance; • solve first and secondorder systems by making use of Laplace transformations; • relate mechanical and thermal systems with electric circuits. 

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 behavior 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, such as Wheatstone bridges, amplifiers and A.C. carrier systems, are discussed in detail. Finally, digital signal processing is treated with the emphasis on the Nyquist sampling theory, and analog/frequency to digital converters. 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), Werkcollege (T)
(6 hours in total: 4 hours lectures, 2 hours tutorials. The course is organized in main lectures discussing the basic principles and the theory in combination with weekly tutorial sessions.) 

Toetsvorm 
Opdracht (AST), Schriftelijk tentamen (WE)
(There will be a written exam for this course. Furthermore, the students are strongly encouraged to make homework exercises which corresponding grade can count positively to the final grade. A midterm exam will be scheduled which can count positively to the final grade as well.) 

Vaksoort  bachelor  
Coördinator  dr. L. Willmann  
Docent(en)  dr. L. Willmann  
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