Measurements and Instrumentation

This course covers the fundamental concepts of measurement and signal acquisition. Through theory and experimentation, students will be introduced through the four main components of taking a measurement: converting physical phenomena to a measurable signal, conditioning the signal, acquiring the signal, and analyzing the signal. Students will learn about the fundamental theory and explore what actually goes on when you use a device to measure a physical phenomena. Upon completion, students will know how to design a measurement system to measure real-world phenomena and the trade-offs involved in designing such a system.
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  1. Students will be able to describe the stages of the signal chain, identify the result of each stage, and implement a measurement system.
  2. Students will be able to identify types of electrical signals (currents, voltages, and resistances) and configure a measurement system to measure these signals
  3. Students will be able to define th epurpose of signal conditioning circuits, identify needed signal conditioning, and implement signal conditioning within a measurement.
  4. Students will be able to measure physical phenomena, digitizing an electrical signal
  5. Students will be able to analyze measurements, process data, and display results 



Level Undergraduate
Topic Measurements and Instrumentation; Experimental Methods; Signal Chain
Style Laboratory
Prerequisite Skills
  • Introductory Physics
  • Introductory Circuits 
  • Basic LabVIEW Proficiency


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