Checking date: 20/05/2022

Course: 2022/2023

Electronic Instrumentation Systems
Study: Bachelor in Industrial Electronics and Automation Engineering (223)

Coordinating teacher: GARCIA SOUTO, JOSE ANTONIO

Department assigned to the subject: Department of Electronic Technology

Type: Compulsory
ECTS Credits: 3.0 ECTS


Requirements (Subjects that are assumed to be known)
Electronic Instrumentation
1. A systematic understanding of the key aspects and concepts of their branch of engineering in electronic instrumentation. 2. A coherent knowledge of their branch of engineering including some at the forefront of the branch in electronic instrumentation. 3. The ability to apply their knowledge and understanding of electronic instrumentation to identify, formulate and solve engineering problems using established methods. 4. The ability to apply their knowledge and understanding to develop and realise designs to meet defined and specified requirements. 5. An understanding of design methodologies, and an ability to use them in the design of electronics instrumentation systems. 6. Workshop and laboratory skills. 7. The ability to select and use appropriate equipment, tools and methods. 8. The ability to combine theory and practice to solve problems of electronic instrumentation. 9. An understanding of applicable techniques and methods in electronic instrumentation, and of their limitations.
Skills and learning outcomes
Description of contents: programme
1. Noise and interference in electronic instrumentation systems. 1.1. Instrumentation errors and their treatment. 1.2. Types of noise sources, properties and characterization of noise in instrumentation. 1.3. Evaluation of the resolution of a measurement system. 1.4. Interferences and EMC: shielding and grounding. 2. Specific signal conditioning and modulation techniques for different transducers. 2.1. VCO, FM, PDM, etc. 2.2. Synchronous demodulator. 2.3. Lock-in amplifier. 3. Data acquisition systems, architectures and standards, communication interfaces and industrial buses. 3.1. Integration of analog and digital signals in instrumentation systems: architectures, standards. 3.2. Description of the most used systems and buses (IEEE, VXI, PXI, etc.). 3.3. Sampling and basic digital signal processing techniques. 4. Introduction to virtual instrumentation and its software tools. 4.1. LabVIEW as an example of Instrumentation Software.
Learning activities and methodology
The teaching methodology will include: Lectures, where students will be introduced to the basic knowledge to be acquired. Students will be provided with lecture notes and will have basic reference texts that will allow them to complete and deepen their knowledge of the subject. Practical classes oriented to the resolution of exercises and examples in the context of a real practical case. These classes will be complemented with the resolution of practical exercises by the student. Laboratory practical sessions. Group tutorials
Assessment System
  • % end-of-term-examination 40
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 60
Calendar of Continuous assessment
Basic Bibliography
  • . LabVIEW Core 1 Course Manual. National Instruments Corporation. 2012
  • Clyde F.Coombs Jr . Electronic Instrument Handbook. McGraw-Hill Professional. 2000
  • M.A. Perez Garcia. Instrumentacion Electronica. Paraninfo. 2014

The course syllabus may change due academic events or other reasons.