Full Title Instrumentation 2

Short Title Instrumentation 2

Code MECT06012
Level 06
Credit 05

Author Murphy, Eva
Department Computing & Electronic Eng

Subject Area Mechatronics
Attendence N/A%
Fee

Description

Instrumentation 2 builds on the core electronic circuit theory and sensor principles gained from the Instrumentation 1 module. It starts by introducing the learner to the concept of networks and the effects of loading. The module also considers the important specifications of sensors and gives an overview of basic control theory. 555 timers and signal conditioning such as transistor circuits, amplifier circuits,  A/D and D/A conversion are also are analysed.

The ambition of the Instrumentation modules is to equip the learner with the necessary knowledge and skills for further studies in electronics, mechatronics, and instrumentation.


Indicative Syllabus

Signal−conditioning, including use of operational amplifiers, Transistor as a switch, and 555 Timer applications.

  • Sensor Specifications, including sensitivity, resolution, precision, linearity, (LO1)
  • Introduction to control theory, including open loop/closed loop control, On/Off control, proportional control (LO1)
  • Control System Specifications, such as response time, settling time, rise time, steady-state error (LO1)
  • Signal conditioning (LO2, LO3)
  • Theory of transistor circuits, both as a current amplifier and as a switch (LO2)
  • Calculations on transistor circuits (LO2)
  • Theory of Operational Amplifiers, and knowledge of common amplifier configurations such as inverting, non-inverting, summing, difference circuits (LO3)
  • Calculations on amplifier circuits (LO3)
  • 555 timer theory and calculations (LO4)
  • Practical Implementation of signal conditioning circuits. (LO5)

Learning Outcomes
On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to
  1. Describe the concept of measurement and control systems, explain associated terminology, and perform calculations on actual systems

  2. Design interfacing circuits to switch/drive a DC load, using a transistor

  3. Design and complete calculations on signal conditioning circuits involving op−amps

  4. Design timer circuits to provide timing pulses and delays, in mechatronics systems

  5. Build, test and take measurements of signal conditioning circuits for sensors. 


Assessment Strategies

An end of semester written exam, a midterm and two lab assignments will be given to assess the module.


Module Dependencies
Pre Requisite Modules
Co Requisite Modules
Incompatible Modules

Coursework Assessment Breakdown %
Course Work / Continuous Assessment 40 %
End of Semester / Year Formal Examination 60 %

Coursework Assessment Breakdown

Description Outcome Assessed % of Total Assessment Week
Midterm Exam 1,2,3,4 20 Week 6
Lab Practical 5 10 Week 6
Lab Practical 5 10 Week 10


End Exam Assessment Breakdown

Description Outcome Assessed % of Total Assessment Week
Final Exam 1,2,3,4 60 End of Term


Mode Workload

Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Weekly Workload

Total Average Weekly Learner Workload 0.00 Hours

Mode Workload

Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Weekly Workload

Total Average Weekly Learner Workload 0.00 Hours

Mode Workload

Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Weekly Workload

Total Average Weekly Learner Workload 0.00 Hours

Mode Workload

Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Weekly Workload
Lecture Online Lecture 1 Weekly 1.00
Laboratory Practical Engineering Laboratory Laboratory practical 2.5 Twice Per Semester 0.33
Independent Learning Not Specified Independent Learning 3.5 Weekly 3.50

Total Average Weekly Learner Workload 1.33 Hours

Resources
Book Resources

Bird, John Electrical and Electronic Principles and Technology  Newnes 2004

 

Morris, Alan S Measurement & Instrumentation Principles, 3rd Ed Butterworth−Heinemann 2001

 

Sinclair, I Sensors and Transducers Newnes 2001 Rizzoni, G Principles and Applications of Electrical Engineering

 

Mc Graw−Hill 2007

 


Other Resources
Url Resources

https://www.allaboutcircuits.com

https://www.electronics-tutorials.ws

Additional Info

ISBN BookList

Book Cover Book Details
John Bird 2017 Electrical and Electronic Principles and Technology Routledge
ISBN-10 1138673528 ISBN-13 9781138673526
William Bolton 2015 Instrumentation and Control Systems Newnes
ISBN-10 0081006136 ISBN-13 9780081006139