Checking date: 23/05/2022

Course: 2022/2023

Electronic Instrumentation
Study: Bachelor in Robotics Engineering (381)

Coordinating teacher: VAZQUEZ GARCIA, MARIA CARMEN

Department assigned to the subject: Department of Electronic Technology

Type: Compulsory
ECTS Credits: 3.0 ECTS


Skills and learning outcomes
Description of contents: programme
1. Introduction to Instrumentation Systems - Block diagram of an electronic instrumentation system. - Capture of physical quantities and simple sensors. - Instrumentation systems in robotics 2. Sensors, signal conditioning and signal acquisition - Static and dynamic characteristics of sensors - Conditioning circuits, modulation techniques and signal filtering - Signal acquisition 3. Measurement systems and basic sensors - Temperature and strain measurements - Position measurements. Contact and presence detectors. - Pressure, force and torque measurements 4. Measurement system and advanced sensors - Distance measurement with optical and ultrasonic sensors - Orientation sensors and inertial units (IMUs), Image and video sensors.
Learning activities and methodology
THEORETICAL PRACTICAL CLASSES. Knowledge and concepts students must acquire. Receive course notes and will have basic reference texts. Students partake in exercises to resolve practical problems. TUTORING SESSIONS. Individualized attendance (individual tutoring) or in-group (group tutoring) for students with a teacher. Subjects with 3 credits have 2 hours of tutoring/ 100% on- site attendance. STUDENT INDIVIDUAL WORK OR GROUP WORK. Subjects with 6 credits have 98 hours/0% on-site. WORKSHOPS AND LABORATORY SESSIONS. Subjects with 3 credits have 2 hours with 100% on-site instruction.
Assessment System
  • % end-of-term-examination 45
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 55
Basic Bibliography
  • Fraden J. Handbook of modern sensors. Springer. 2016
  • Fraile Mora. Instrumentación Aplicada a la Ingeniería. Garceta. 2012
Additional Bibliography
  • M A Pérez García. Instrumentación Electrónica. Paraninfo. 2014

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