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SENSORS

CODE 106787
ACADEMIC YEAR 2022/2023
CREDITS
  • 10 cfu during the 1st year of 8732 INGEGNERIA ELETTRONICA (LM-29) - GENOVA
  • SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR ING-INF/01
    TEACHING LOCATION
  • GENOVA
  • SEMESTER 2° Semester
    MODULES This unit is a module of:
    TEACHING MATERIALS AULAWEB

    AIMS AND CONTENT

    AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

    Sensors are the core element of a measuring system. Sensors allow an electronic system to properly acquire data that should be stored, transmitted, processed. A touch-screen in a smartphone, a load cell in a weighing instrument , accelerometers and gyroscopes in a drone are only a few examples among the several applications that can be named. 

    This course will enable the student to understand and analyze the construction and working principles of measuring systems; the focus will be in particular on sensors and signal conditioning. The teaching form combines lecture and lab actitivities. Lectures will make the student familiar with different types of sensors using a wide range of physical sensing principles. Lab activities consist of practical tasks where the students will use different types of sensor, understand their principles of functioning and process the output data

     

    TEACHING METHODS

    The teaching plan is structured as follows. Lectures will enable the student to understand and analyze the construction and working principles of different types of sensors. Lab activities will involve the students in practical tasks concerning the desing of measuring systems.

    SYLLABUS/CONTENT

    The lecture plan is structured as follows: 1) measuring electronic systems: design principles and characterization of the sensor as measuring device; 2) Measurement: probabilistic approach, assessing uncertainty; 3) Resistive sensors; 4) Capactive sensors; 5) Piezoelectric sensors; 6) Magnetometers

     

    RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

    Lecture notes

    Fraden, J. Handbook of Modern Sensors: Physics, Designs, and Applications. 4th ed. Springer, 2010.

    Pallás-Areny, R, Webster J.G., Sensors and Signal Conditioning, 2nd Edition, Wiley, 2000

    TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

    LESSONS

    Class schedule

    All class schedules are posted on the EasyAcademy portal.

    EXAMS

    EXAM DESCRIPTION

    The final grade will be determined by the outcomes of an oral exam and practical works assigned during the semester.

    Students with learning disorders ("disturbi specifici di apprendimento", DSA) will be allowed to use specific modalities and supports that will be determined on a case-by-case basis in agreement with the delegate of the Engineering courses in the Committee for the Inclusion of Students with Disabilities.

     

    Exam schedule

    Date Time Location Type Notes