Sensores e Atuadores Inteligentes

Mestrado em Engenharia Eletrotécnica - Especialização em Controlo e Eletrónica Industrial
6 ECTS; 1º Ano, 1º Semestre, 28,0 T + 28,0 PL + 5,0 OT + 2,0 O

Lecturer
- Carlos Alberto Farinha Ferreira
- Jorge Manuel Correia Guilherme

Prerequisites
Not applicable.

Objectives
Get familiar with the different types and technologies of intelligent sensors and actuators available in the market as well as its modes of operation and uses; Be able to select, apply and maintain intelligent sensors and actuators and to incorporate sensors into distributed systems.

Program
General characteristics of sensors: potentiometric, extensometric, photoresistive, thermoresistive, magnetoresistive, capacitive, inductive (LVDT and RVDT), hall-effect sensors; thermocouples and pyrometers; auto-resonant sensors; CCD and ultrasonic
sensors; linear and angular encoders; optical fibre and optical sensors; microsensors and multisensors; micro and
nanoelectronics.

Evaluation Methodology
Practical coursework during the semester.

Bibliography
- Wilson, J. (2005). Sensor Technology Handbook. (Vol. 1). US: Elsevier Inc
- Bouwens, A. (1996). Digital Instrumentation. (Vol. 1). US: McGraw-Hill
- Morris, A. (1993). Principles of Measurement and Instrumentation. (Vol. 1). US: Prentice Hall
- Bell, D. (1994). Electronic Instrumentation and Measurements. (Vol. 1). US: Prentice Hall

Method of interaction
Lectures supported by illustrative cases. Theoretical-practical classes
focused on concept application and problem-solving.

Software used in class