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VO Sensors and Instrumentation 2

Learning Outcome

This course aims to teach how to find appropriate sensor principles for a given measurement task, to evaluate and understand their application range and limits, to plan, conduct and evaluate a measurement.

Course Content

  • Overview of sensor effects (galvano-magnetic effect, piezo-resistive-, pieze-electric-, pyro-electric effect, Seebeck-effect, electro-optic effect, etc.)
  • Temperature measurement
  • Pressure measurement
  • Force measurement
  • Torque measurement
  • Flow measurement
  • Measurement of mechanical stress
  • Measurement of acceleration
  • Sensors based on surface-acoustic waves (SAW)

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