Checking date: 16/04/2024

Course: 2024/2025

System Sensors
Bachelor in Security Engineering (Plan: 282 - Estudio: 272)

Coordinating teacher: GARCIA CAMARA, BRAULIO

Department assigned to the subject: Electronic Technology Department

Type: Compulsory
ECTS Credits: 3.0 ECTS


Requirements (Subjects that are assumed to be known)
Subjects of Mathematics, Physics, Electrical Engineering Fundamentals and Electronic Engineering Fundamentals.
The objetives that the student is expected to acquire are the following: - Demonstrate understanding of knowledge in the area of instrumentation systems. - Demonstrate knowledge of the general principles associated with the measurement of physical magnitudes and instrumentation, as well as the different types of sensors and transducers most commonly used and their applications. - Being able to specify, design and evaluate electronic and optoelectronic instrumentation systems for security applications. - Have the ability to design and analyze energy conversion systems. - Characterize basic electronic and photonic devices (LEDs, laser, etc.). - Evaluate basic E/O communications systems. - Have the ability to gather and interpret relevant data related to instrumentation systems. - Apply their knowledge and demonstrate their skills by solving problems. - Transmit information, ideas, problems and solutions, both orally and in writing, in relation to the topic of the subject, in a precise way. - Demonstrate the ability to work in a team. - Acquire the ability to organize and plan your work, making the right decisions based on available information, gathering and interpreting relevant data to make judgments within your area of study. - Acquire the ability to engage in autonomous learning.
Skills and learning outcomes
Description of contents: programme
1. Introduction to Instrumentation Systems. - Static characteristics of a transducer - Dynamic characteristics of a transducer. 2. Electronic signal acquisition and conditioning circuits - Potentiometric circuits - Circuits based on Wheatstone Bridge. 3. Measurement of physical magnitudes of the sensors 4. Characterization of different types of sensors.
Learning activities and methodology
The teaching methodology will include: - 40% (1.2 ECTS credits). Theoretical-practical classes where the knowledge that students must acquire will be presented. The students will have at their disposal the class notes and will have basic reference texts to facilitate the follow-up of the classes and the development of the subsequent work. - 40% (1.2 ECTS credits). Problem classes, in which the problems proposed to the students are developed and discussed. - 20% (0.6 ECTS credits). Laboratory practices where the student analyses, implements and measures characteristic parameters of electronic circuits of real application, using instrumentation and measurement techniques in the laboratory. - Tutorials. Individual assistance (individual tutorials) or group (collective tutorials) to students by the teacher. - Individual or group work of the student
Assessment System
  • % end-of-term-examination 50
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 50
Calendar of Continuous assessment
Extraordinary call: regulations
Basic Bibliography
  • M.A. Perez García et al. . Instrumentación electrónica. Ed. Thomson-Paraninfo. 2004
  • A. J. Constain and E. Bernal Alzate. Metodologia basica de instrumentacion industrial y electronica. Universidad de La Salle. 2012
  • M. Granda Miguel and E. Mediavilla Bolado. Instrumentacion electronica: transductores y acondicionadores de señal.. Universidad de Cantabria. 2015
Additional Bibliography
  • Bannister B. R. Whitehead D.G. . Instrumentación Transductores e Interfaz. Addison-Wesley Iberoamericana. 1994
  • Pallás Areny R.. Sensores y acondicionadores de señal: Problemas Resueltos. Marcombo. 2008

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