ELEC 3008 Instrumentation and Measurement
Credit Points 10
Legacy Code 300075
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Description Through practical exercises students will engage with engineering measurement and instrumentation systems. Students determine the most appropriate measurement method and instrument, such as multimeters, digital oscilloscopes and interfacing modules, for particular applications. They will gain experience with the measurement of physical quantities and the instrumentation required to accurately present information to a controller. Additionally, transducers used to measure common physical quantities are presented in detail, while instrumentation includes a detailed analysis of zero-span circuits, Wheatstone bridges, instrumentation amplifiers, isolation amplifiers, voltage-to-current and voltage-to-frequency modules used for faithful signal transmission, digital-to-analogue and analogue-to-digital circuits to deepen student learning.
School Eng, Design & Built Env
Discipline Electronic Engineering
Student Contribution Band HECS Band 2 10cp
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Level Undergraduate Level 3 subject
On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:
- Make use of a variety of transducers to measure physical parameters
- Estimate the errors involved in making measurements
- Design and test electronic instrumentation using discrete and integrated circuit components
- Interface a wide variety of transducers
- Utilize A/D and D/A converters in the context of digital control
- Avoid configurations of equipment that lead to grounding problems
Estimation of errors in measurements.
Transducers, primary & secondary sensors.
General measurement systems.
Design of Signal Conditioners.
Effects of loading in electronic circuits.
Noise in measurements.
Aspects of grounding practices.
The following table summarises the standard assessment tasks for this subject. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated, where there is a difference your Learning Guide takes precedence.
|Professional Task||4 submissions required||50||N||Individual|
|Practical Exam||2 hours||50||N||Individual|
- Johnson, CD 2014, Process control instrumentation technology, 8th international edn, Pearson Education Limited, Essex, UK
Sydney City Campus - Term 1 (2024)
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