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VO Sensors and Instrumentation 1

Learning Outcome

This course aims to teach how to find appropriate measurement principles for a given measurement task, to evaluate and understand their sources of uncertainty, to plan, conduct and evaluate a measurement.

Course Content

  • Basics of measurement technologies and procedures
  • Transfer behaviour of measurement systems
  • Measurement uncertainty
  • Signal theory and classificationof signals
  • Measurement amplifiers
  • Basic operational amplifier circuits
  • Chopper-, auto-zero-, split-band-, lock-in-amplifiers, instrumentation amplifier
  • Components in measurement technology
  • Digital measurement systems

Learning Methods and Activities

Theory presented by lecturer, written and oral exam


Exam: it is required to acquire more than 50% in the written exam in order to be admitted to the oral part.


  • Lecture notes: Elektrische Messtechnik und Sensorik 1
  • R. Lerch, M. Kaltenbacher, F. Lindiger: Übungen zur Elektrischen Meßtechnik. Springer, zweite Auflage, 2004
  • E. Schrüfer, L. Reindl, B. Zagar: Elektrische Messtechnik - 10. Auflage. Hanser, 2012
  • P. Horowitz, W. Hill: Die hohe Schule der Elektronik 1 - Teil 1: Analogtechnik. Elektor-Verlag GmbH, 5. Auflage, 2000