instrumentation and electronics

TeSP - Automação Industrial
5 ECTS; 1º Ano, 2º Semestre, 67,50 TP

Lecturer
- Carlos Alberto Farinha Ferreira

Prerequisites
Not applicable.

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

Program
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%.

Bibliography
- Bowens, A. (1986). Digital Instrumentation. -: McGraw-Hill
- S. Williams, J. e , . (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
Not applicable.