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PR Sensors and Instrumentation Lab

Learning Outcome

  • Good comprehension of the basics of measurement technology which are taught in the lectures “Sensors and Instrumentation 1,2“
  • Development of the ability to assemble electrical circuits independently and to characterize their behaviour.

Course Content

  • Measurement of electrical quantities (current, voltage, phase angle)
  • Measurement uncertainty and error propagation
  • Temperature measurement
  • Bridge circuits (characterization of unknown impedances)
  • Measurement amplifiers (basic operational amplifier circuits, offset voltage and bias currents, Bode diagram)
  • Resistive strain gauge (bending beam)
  • Current measurement through field measurements (Hall effect sensor, magneto-resistive sensor, flux meter)
  • Analog controllers (dimensioning via empirical methods)
  • Rotational speed measurement (tacho sensor, inductive sensor, fork light barrier sensor, Reed relais)

Learning Methods and Activities

Lab exercises, lab reports, entry tests, final exam


Immanent examination situation, additionally short written exams at the beginning of each lab exercise and lab reports. Final exam consists of the independent reproduction of a lab exercise.


Lecture notes: Praktikum Elektrische Messtechnik und Sensorik and references therein