Temperature Sensors

In this lab, students will implement temperature measurements using three different temperature sensors: thermocouple, thermistor, and RTD. They will learn some of the differences in their behavior. Finally, they will implement their own temperature measurement system to solve a measurement problem using the sensors and tools they’ve learned about.
by Enable Education


This is lab 13 of 17 in the course, Measurements and Instrumentation.


After completing this lab, students will be able to:
  1. Measure temperature using a thermocouple, RTD, and thermistor
  2. Examine the properties of the temperature measurement, including noise and response time
  3. Trigger software responses based on a measured temperature value
  4. Design and implement a measurement system to solve a temperature-based measurement challenge


  • Basic proficiency using LabVIEW
  • Basic proficiency using ELVIS III Instruments
  • Basic knowledge of components and their behaviors


Engineering laboratory solution for project-based learning that combines instrumentation and embedded design with a web-driven experience, delivering a greater understanding of engineering fundamentals and system design.

Automated Measurements Board for NI ELVIS III

An application board for NI ELVIS III that provides students with a experimental platform for understanding and designing a signal chain for sensor integration.


LabVIEW is systems engineering software for applications that require test, measurement, and control with rapid access to hardware and data insights.

Log in to submit a comment.