Checking date: 10/02/2020

Course: 2019/2020

Electronic and industrial instrumentation systems
Study: Master in Industrial Engineering (226)

Coordinating teacher: SAN MILLAN HEREDIA, ENRIQUE

Department assigned to the subject: Department of Electronic Technology

Type: Compulsory
ECTS Credits: 6.0 ECTS


Students are expected to have completed
- Fundamentals of electronics - Fundamentals of control engineering
Competences and skills that will be acquired and learning results. Further information on this link
Ability to design electronic and industrial instrumentation systems. The key objectives of the course are: - Provide principles and practices in the management of measuring instruments. - Learn the basics of analog and digital signals processing. - Know the components of data acquisition systems: signal conditioning, A / D converters and D / A, memory and digital processors. - Know the means and systems for data communication in industrial instrumentation environments.
Description of contents: programme
1. INTRODUCTION 1.1 Architecture of an industrial instrumentation system 1.2 Review of signals and systems 1.3 Frequency response RLC circuit 2 Analog Electronic Systems 2.2 Amplification and characteristics of amplifiers: circuits with operational amplifiers. Differential amplifiers. Applications 2.4 Filtering and filter types. Transfer function of first and second order filters. Filter circuits 2.4 Examples and practical documentation of sensors and amplifiers for instrumentation. 2.5 Instruments for measuring analog signals 2.6 Static and dynamic characteristics of sensors 3. Digital Electronic Systems 3.1 Description of discrete signals and systems. 3.2 Sampling of signals 3.3 Signals quantification and coding 3.4 Data Representation 3.5 Sample and hold circuits, AD converters and DA: Features 3.6 Digital filters 3.7 Discrete Regulators 3.8 Data acquisition cards and instrumentation SW (LabVIEW) 4. Instrumentation systems with microcontrollers 4.1 Introduction to instrumentation with microcontroller 4.2 Architecture of the reference microcontroller: CPU + peripherals 4.3 Configuring inputs and outputs (analog and digital) 4.4 Timers. Time capture and signal generation 4.5 Description of programs using flowcharts
Learning activities and methodology
Six theory/practice problems sessions plus a lab session per thematic block. Lab project (four lab sessions).
Assessment System
  • % end-of-term-examination 75
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 25
Basic Bibliography
  • Miguel A. Pérez García . Instrumentación electrónica . Paraninfo. 2014
  • Richard S. Figliola . Theory and design for mechanical measurements . John Wiley & Sons. 1995
  • Tattamangam R. Padmanabham . Industrial instrumentation: Principles and Design . Springer. 2000
  • Thomas E. Kissell . Industrial electronics . Prentice Hall. 2000

The course syllabus and the academic weekly planning may change due academic events or other reasons.