Course Details

Subject {L-T-P / C} : EE6156 : Instrumentation and Sensors {3-0-0 / 3}
Subject Nature : Theory
Coordinator : Prof. Gopalakrishna Srungavarapu


Measurement error and uncertainty. Accuracy, confidence limits, confidence level. Measuring methods. Characteristics of measuring instruments. Voltage and current measurement. Frequency measurement. Signals and noise. Signal conditioning: instrumentation amplifiers, sample and hold circuits, filters, current to voltage conversion analog multiplexers, isolation amplifiers. A/D and/a conversion: parallel, successive approximation and dual slope A/D converters. Data acquisition systems. Virtual instrumentation. Sensors and transducers: temperature, geometric displacement, force, torque, vibration. Microprocessor and PC based Instrumentation system Design. Introduction to computer control of processes.

Course Objectives

  1. Comprehend various transducers used in industry and research
  2. To understand PC based instrumentation

Course Outcomes

At the end of the course, the student will be able to
1. Choose a proper transducer based on their characteristics for measurement of different parameters.
2. Understand the method to perform PC based measurements

Essential Reading

  1. D.V. Murty,, Transducers and Instrumentation, PHI , 2008
  2. C. S. Rangan, G. R. Sarma, V. S. V. Mani,, Instrumentation: Devices and Systems, TMH , 2008

Supplementary Reading

  1. A.S. Morris, Principles of Measurement and Instrumentation, Prentice Hall , 2007
  2. J. Bouwens, Digital Instrumentation, TMH , 2002