UNIT I INTRODUCTION
Basics of Measurement
Classification of errors
Static and dynamic characteristics of transducers
Performance measures of sensors
Classification of sensors
Sensor calibration techniques
Sensor Output Signal Types.
UNIT II MOTION, PROXIMITY AND RANGING SENSORS
Potentiometers, Resolver, Encoders
Optical, Magnetic, Inductive, Capacitive, LVDT
GPS, Bluetooth, Range Sensors
Laser Range Sensor (LIDAR).
UNIT III FORCE, MAGNETIC AND HEADING SENSORS
types, principle, requirement and advantages: Magneto resistive
Current sensor Heading Sensors
Compass, Gyroscope, Inclinometers.
UNIT IV OPTICAL, PRESSURE AND TEMPERATURE SENSORS
Photo conductive cell,
Fiber optic sensors
Diaphragm, Bellows, Piezoelectric
Tactile sensors, Temperature
IC, Thermistor, RTD, Thermocouple.
flow and level measurement,
Film sensor, MEMS & Nano Sensors,
UNIT V SIGNAL CONDITIONING AND DAQ SYSTEMS
Sample and Hold circuits
Data Acquisition: Single channel and multi channel data acquisition
Automobile, Aerospace, Home appliances,
Manufacturing, Environmental monitoring.
Upon Completion of the course the students will be able to
CO1: Familiar with various calibration techniques and signal types for sensors.
CO2: Apply the various sensors in the Automotive and Mechatronics applications
CO3: Describe the working principle and characteristics of force, magnetic and heading sensors.
CO4: Understand the basic principles of various pressure and temperature, smart sensors.
CO5: Ability to implement the DAQ systems with different sensors for real time applications.
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