The course would porovide fundamentals on the design and the synthesis of sensors and sensor systems. Mian topics presented during the course are related to: sensor chracterization, sensing methodologies and sensors examples, conditioning electronics, smart multi-sensor systems and signal processing.
At the end of the course students will be able:
- develop a measurement session with the aim of sensor characterization
- design a sensor system
- implement measurement sessions exploiting sensors and conditioning electronics
- properly use signal processing methodologies
- correctly provide results of a measuremnt session
The course is structured in theoretical lessons and experimental sessions aimed to assess the student knowledge on the course subjects. The experimental sessions will be organized in the form of work groups.
Above mentioened approach is in line with the course objectives which aim to implement the Transfer of Knowledge on basic measurement subjects, as well as the use of such competences in real experimental scenario.
·Basics on sensors
·Resistive sensors: potentiometers, Strain Gauges and RTD sensors.
·Conditioning electronics for resistive sensors
·Reactive sensors: capacitive, Inductive, LVDT
·Conditioning electronics for reactive sensors
·Active sensors: Thermocouples, Piezoelectric and Ferroelectric sensors
·Charge amplifier and measurement amplifier
·Absolute sensors (displacement, velocity, acceleration)
·Other sensors (Force, pressure, flux, etc.)
·Digital sensors and ultrasound sensor
·Smart sensor systems and sensor networks
·Basics on technologies for sensors
·Basics on signal processing
E. Doebelin: Mesurement systems, Mc Graw Hill;
Pallas-Areny J.G. Webster: Sensors and Signal Conditioning
Tutorial on Smart sensor systems and sensor networks