t.BA.DSP.PGS.20HS (Physical Principles of Sensor Technology) 
Module: Physical Principles of Sensor Technology
This information was generated on: 24 July 2024
No.
t.BA.DSP.PGS.20HS
Title
Physical Principles of Sensor Technology
Organised by
T IAMP
Credits
4

Description

Version: 4.0 start 01 February 2023
 

Short description

The physical principles of sensors are discussed, by means of various examples. Based on the laws of physics, the processes of measurement, the processing of raw data, and the relationship of this data to data-based models, are explored both theoretically and experimentally.

Module coordinator

Joanna Weng (wenj)

Learning objectives (competencies)

Objectives Competences Taxonomy levels
The students know the meaning of the most common measurands and their units (SI), which are used to characterise technical systems. Basic relations between the various measurands are known and can be utilised for computations (e.g. computation of power based on voltage and current). F K2, K3
The students are able to identify systematic and statistical errors of measurements and they know methods to estimate them. They master the basics of uncertainty analysis and they know statistical distributions and their relevance for measurement and data processing. F, M K2, K3
The students understand measurement as interactions of systems under controlled usage of physical effects. They are introduced to a selection of examples, including statistical and quantum mechanical systems. The relations between models, measurements and real systems as well as the relevance of model reductions are recognised. F, M K3, K4, K5
The causes of measurement error, noise, drifts and cross-sensitivities are recognised and can be taken into consideration for data processing. F, M K2, K3
The students are able to interpret spec sheets of sensors. They understand the concepts of digitalisation of measurement data and are able to design measurement tasks with suitable sensors, including reliability considerations.  F, M K3, K4

Module contents

 
  • Introduction into sensors and measurement technology
  • Relevance of sensors for data generation and interpretations of data based models
  • Measurement uncertainty and error analysis 
  • Introduction into Physics basics
  • Common measurands for the characterisation of systems (e.g. length, time, temperature, voltage, current etc.) as well as derived notions like energy or power 
  • Basic requirements and/or limitations to the design of measurements tasks. The usage of physical laws and effects is discussed by means of various examples.
  • During the practical part of the course, different sensors are explored in the context of measurement tasks, and various procedures of data processing are implemented.

Teaching materials

  • lecture slides
  • exercises and solutions
  • laboratory instructions

Supplementary literature

  • E. Hering, G. Schönfelder, “Sensoren in Wissenschaft und Technik“, 2. Auflage, Springer Vieweg
  • Physik der technischen BMS
  • P.A. Tipler, G. Mosca, “Physik für Wissenschaftler und Ingenieure“, 7. Auflage, Springer Spektrum (steht als E-Book den Studierenden zur Verfügung).

Prerequisites

Mathematics from the first year

Teaching language

(X) German ( ) English

Part of International Profile

( ) Yes (X) No

Module structure

Type 3a
  For more details please click on this link: T_CL_Modulauspraegungen_SM2025

Exams

 
Description Type Form Scope Grade Weighting
Graded assignments during teaching semester
 
Test(s) written   grading 20%
Graded assignments during teaching semester
 
Report, Presentations  written   grading 20%
End-of-semester exam Exam written   grading 60%

Remarks

 

Legal basis

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Note

Course: Physikalische Grundlagen der Sensorik - Praktikum
No.
t.BA.DSP.PGS.20HS.P
Title
Physikalische Grundlagen der Sensorik - Praktikum

Note

  • No module description is available in the system for the cut-off date of 02 August 2099.
Course: Physikalische Grundlagen der Sensorik - Vorlesung
No.
t.BA.DSP.PGS.20HS.V
Title
Physikalische Grundlagen der Sensorik - Vorlesung

Note

  • No module description is available in the system for the cut-off date of 02 August 2099.