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Instrumentation and Measurements: Course Outline (EE 442)

Instrumentation is a collective term for measuring instruments used for indicating, measuring and recording physical quantities, and has its origins in the art and science of Scientific instrument-making.

Course Outline

  • Introduction to instrumentation and their applications, measurement terminologies and principles of different measurement techniques.
  • Types of bridges for measurements of resistance, capacitance and inductance. Universal Instrumentation amplifiers.
  • Types of sensors and their applications, Temperature sensor calibration, working principle and their maximum and minimum threshold.
  • Ultrasonic transducer and their applications. Working principle and calibration. Airflow/Pressure Sensor and their working.
  • Working of accelerometer for vibration and speed, LDR sensor and their working principle.
  • Motion sensor and its applications
  • Analog to digital converter, types of ADC circuits flash ADCs, pipelined ADCs
  • Analog to Digital convertors types (successive approximation register (SAR) converters, integrating or Dual-slope Converters, sigma-delta converters
  • Digital to Analog converter and their implementation
  • Stepper Motor Drives, PWM
  • DC Motor Drives 
  • AC Motor drives
  • Introduction to PLC
  • Ladder Diagram


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