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

LEARNING OBJECTIVES


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
 

REQUIRED SKILLS

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

NI ELVIS III

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

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

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