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CODE 106787
ACADEMIC YEAR 2023/2024
CREDITS
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR ING-INF/01
LANGUAGE Italian (English on demand)
TEACHING LOCATION
  • GENOVA
SEMESTER 2° Semester
MODULES Questo insegnamento è un modulo di:
TEACHING MATERIALS AULAWEB

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

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. 

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

The lectures deal with topics such as the progress of electronics and sensing systems in the support of Society and Industry. Thus, this teaching contributes to the achievement of the following Targets of the UN SDGs 2030: 

8.2 (Achieve higher levels of economic productivity through diversification, technological upgrading and innovation, including through a focus on high-value added and labour-intensive sectors)

9.5 (Enhance scientific research, upgrade the technological capabilities of industrial sectors in all countries, in particular developing countries, including, by 2030, encouraging innovation and substantially increasing the number of research and development workers per 1 million people and public and private research and development spending)

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 

 

Working students or students with DSA certification or other special didactic needs should contact the teacher to define specific didactic and exam methodologies.

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Exam Board

ORAZIO AIELLO (President)

FLAVIO ANSOVINI (President Substitute)

PAOLO GASTALDO (President Substitute)

LESSONS

Class schedule

The timetable for this course is available here: Portale EasyAcademy

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.

 

ASSESSMENT METHODS

The assessment will be based on

Lab assignments. The goal is to evaluate the ability of properly exploiting the theoretical contents introduced in the lectures.

Oral exam. The goal is to evaluate the levels of comprehension of the theoretical contents introduced in the lectures.

Exam schedule

Data Ora Luogo Degree type Note
16/01/2024 10:00 GENOVA Orale
16/01/2024 10:30 GENOVA Orale
13/02/2024 10:00 GENOVA Orale
13/02/2024 10:30 GENOVA Orale
04/06/2024 10:00 GENOVA Orale
04/06/2024 10:30 GENOVA Orale
02/07/2024 10:00 GENOVA Orale
02/07/2024 10:30 GENOVA Orale
09/09/2024 10:00 GENOVA Orale
09/09/2024 10:30 GENOVA Orale

FURTHER INFORMATION

Students with disabilities or learning disorders (e.g., DSA) can request special exam modalities, which will be defined individually with the "Referente per Ingegneria del Comitato di Ateneo per il supporto agli studenti disabili e con DSA". The interested students are invited to contact the teacher and the "Referente per Ingegneria" (https://unige.it/commissioni/comitatoperlinclusionedeglistudenticondisa…), without sending documents about their disability. 

Agenda 2030 - Sustainable Development Goals

Agenda 2030 - Sustainable Development Goals
Decent work and economic growth
Decent work and economic growth
Industry, innovation and infrastructure
Industry, innovation and infrastructure