instrumentation and electronics

TeSP - Automação Industrial, Publication in the Diário da República - Aviso n.º 11774/2016 - 27/09/2016

5 ECTS; 1º Ano, 2º Semestre, 67,50 TP


Not applicable.

Provide skills to choose and implement circuits with sensors. Gain knowledge about the electronic components and circuits.

Methods, errors and uncertainties in measurements. Electronic instrumentation: resistors, capacitors, inductors, operational amplifiers; transistors and diodes: operating principle, features and application circuits.
Signal conditioning and interface: circuits with operational amplifiers, current loops, differential signals, filters, conversion and power supply.
Sensors: physical functioning. Basic materials used in sensors. Response time characteristics, measuring range, sensitivity, repeatability, etc. Technology and characteristics of the various types of sensors: temperature measurement, presence, force, torque, position, velocity, acceleration, pressure, flow rate, light, magnetic field, etc.
Use of equipment: analog and digital multimeters, oscilloscopes, function generators, electric power meters and electricity meters.

Evaluation Methodology
Written test: 50%; Laboratory work: 50%.

- Bowens, A. (1986). Digital Instrumentation. -: McGraw-Hill
- S. Williams, J. (2005). Sensor Technology Handbook. -: Elsevier Inc.
- Sinclair, I. (2001). Sensors and Transducers. -: Reed Elsevier
- Silva, M. (2009). Introdução aos circuitos elétricos e eletrónicos. -: Calouste Gulbenkian

Method of interaction
Explanation of theoretical concepts, asking students about pre-existing knowledge. Resolution of theoretical and practical exercises usually complemented by a laboratory work. Realization of small projects.

Software used in class