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Sensors and Instrumentation (BEC306B)

Sensors and Instrumentation

Course Code BEC306B 
CIE Marks 50
Teaching Hours/Week (L:T:P: S) 3:0:0 
SEE Marks 50
Total Hours of Pedagogy 40 
Total Marks 100
Credits 03 
Exam Hours 3
Examination type (SEE) Theory 


Introduction to sensor based measurement systems: General concepts and terminology, sensor classification, Primary Sensors, material for sensors, microsensor technology. (Text 1) 


Self-generating Sensors-Thermoelectric sensors, piezoelectric sensors, pyroelectric sensors, photovoltaic sensors, electrochemical sensors. (Text 1) 


Principles of Measurement: Static Characteristics, Error in Measurement, Types of Static Error.(Text 2: 1.2-1.6) Multirange Ammeters, Multirange voltmeter.(Text2:3.2,4.4) Digital Voltmeter: Ramp Technique, Dual slope integrating Type DVM, Direct Compensation type and Successive Approximations type DVM (Text 2: 5.1-5.3, 5.5,5.6)


Digital Multimeter: Digital Frequency Meter and Digital Measurement of Time, Function Generator. Bridges: Measurement of resistance: Wheatstone's Bridge, AC Bridges - Capacitance and Inductance Comparison bridge, Wien's bridge. @#12102023 @#12102023 (Text2:refer 6.2,6.3 up to 6.3.2, 6.4 up to 6.4.2, 8.8, 11.2, 11.8 -11.10, 11.14).


Transducers:Introduction,ElectricalTransducer,ResistiveTransducer,Resistive position Transducer, Resistance Wire Strain Gauges, Resistance Thermometer, Thermistor, LVDT. (Text2:13.1-13.3,13.5, 13.6 up to 13.6.1,13.7,13.8,13.11). Instrumentation Amplifier using Transducer Bridge, Temperature indicators using Thermometer, Analog Weight Scale(Text2:14.3.3, 14.4.1, 14.4.3). 

Suggested Learning Resources: Books 

1. "Sensors and Signal Conditioning", Ramon Pallas Areny, JohnG. Webster,2 nd edition, John Wiley and Sons,2000 2. H.S.Kalsi, "Electronic Instrumentation", Mc Graw Hill,3 rd Edition,2012,ISBN:9780070702066. 

Reference Books 

1. DavidA. Bell,"Electronic Instrumentation & Measurements", Oxford University Press PHI 2 ndEdition, 2006,ISBN 81-203-2360-2. 
2. D. HelfrickandW.D. Cooper, "Modern Electronic Instrumentation and Measuring Techniques", Pearson, 1stEdition, 2015, ISBN: 9789332556065

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