Measurement Instrumentation

Higher education teachers: Agrež Dušan

Higher education teachers: , Drnovšek Janko
Collaborators: Begeš Gaber, Beguš Samo, Geršak Gregor, Hudoklin Domen
Credits: 5
Semester: summer
Subject code: 64116

Subject description


  • Enrolment in the academic year

Content (Syllabus outline):

  • Structure of measuring instruments and systems (structure and elements, static and dynamic characteristics, influence quantities, analog and digital conditioning and signal processing).
  • Electronic measurement instruments (multi-meter, analog and digital electronic osciloscop, universal counter, instrument with computer) and suitable condioning circuts.
  • Measurement communication interfaces, protocols and software;
  • Virtual measuring instruments and systems (structure, hardware, and software);
  • Measurement of electrical quantities and caracteristics of measurement transducers;
  • Measurement bridges and reduction of the influence of disturbing and noise signals;
  • Characteristic measurement instruments and devices for different electrical fields (telecommunications, energetics, electronics …), for materials (specific conductivity), and for magnetic measurements.

Objectives and competences:

  • To learn basic structure of measuring instruments and systems, their static and dynamic performances, and dependence on the influence quantities;
  • To introduce the basic principles of digitalization of the measurement signals in the time and frequency domain;
  • To get acquainted with software and hardware and the elements for automation of measurement systems;
  • To learn advanced communication protocols and interfaces;
  • To analyse the influences of electrical and electronic measuring instruments onto the circuit properties;
  • To learn basic characteristics of measurements for different electrical fields (telecommunications, energetics, electronics …), and for (magnetic) materials.

Intended learning outcomes:

  • Understanding of basic structures of clasical, and electrical instruments, and measuring instruments supported by computer;
  • Understanding how measuring instruments work and their limitations in the context of the environment influence.

Learning and teaching methods:

  • lectures, laboratory tutorials.

Study materials

  1. Morris A.S., Measurement and Instrumentation Principles, Third Edition, Oxford: Butterworth-Heinemann, 2010.
  2. Bhuyan M., Intelligent Instrumentation: Principles and Applications, CRC Press, 2010.
  3. Bentley, J.P., Principles of Measurement Systems (4. edition), Pearson, Prentice Hall, 2005.
  4. Agrež D. in ostali, Meritve in merilna instrumentacija - laboratorijski praktikum (ver. 4), University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Electrical Engineering, 2014.
  5. Tumanski S., Principles of Electrical Measurement, Taylor & Francis, CRC Press, 2006.

Study in which the course is carried out

  • 2 year - 1st cycle - Electrical Engineering