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Module Code: IOT203TC
Module Title: Sensor Technology
Module Level: Level 2
Module Credits: 2.50
Academic Year: 2021/22
Semester: SEM1
Originating Department: School of Internet of Things
Pre-requisites: N/A
   
Aims
Sensor technology is a professional course necessary for information technology specialty. Through this module, students can understand the concept, working principle, application areas, measurement circuit and development trend of sensor technology. The aim is to cultivate students' ability to use modern electronic technology, sensor technology and computer technology to solve the problems from information collection and processing in manufacture and production, and thus lay a good foundation for the design and development of electronic measurement system and computer (microprocessor) control. The emphasis of teaching is to solve the specific engineering application problems. Student will be able to design the measuring and controlling circuit and analyse and solve the practical testing problems by using the basic principles comprehensively. Student will be guided to recognise the professional, moral and ethical issues involved in the exploitation of sensor technology and appreciate the appropriate professional practices.
Learning outcomes 
A. Understand the concept, working principle, application areas, measurement circuit and development trend of sensor technology

B. Use modern electronic technology, sensor technology and computer technology to solve the problems from information collection and processing in manufacture and production

C. Be able to design and develop electronic measurement system and computer (microprocessor) control, and solve the specific engineering application problems.

D. Be able to design the measuring and controlling circuit and analyze and solve the practical testing problems by using the basic principles
Method of teaching and learning 
Students will be expected to attend formal lectures and supervised tutorials and practicals in a computer lab in a typical week. Lectures will introduce students to the academic content and practical skills which are the subject of the module, while tutorials and practicals will allow students to practise those skills. In addition, students will be expected to devote at least three hours of unsupervised time to solving continuous assessment tasks and private study.


Private study will provide time for reflection and consideration of lecture material and background reading. Continuous assessment will be used to test to what extent practical skills have been learnt, in particular, assessment tasks will be solved individually and each solution comprises the resolution, using sound programming and engineering techniques, of the given problems expressed in terms of a requirements statement.
Syllabus 
Lecture hour 1-2:

1. Acquire the basic knowledge with regard to the composition and classification of different sensors, the basic characteristics of sensors and the application areas;

2. Understand the contingency effect, the type, material and paste of strain gauges and their applications; become familiar with the principle of resistance strain gauge and obtain the knowledge of the measuring circuit of strain gauge.

Lecture hour 3-4:

3. Understand the working characteristics of inductive sensors: the working principle, measuring circuit and application of the variable reluctance sensor; master the main components, working principles and basic characteristics of the differential transformer inductance sensor; acquire the knowledge of the working principle of the phase sensitive detection circuit and ensure the reliability of the circuit.

Lecture hour 5-6:

4. Understand the various structural forms of capacitive sensing elements; understand the characteristics and application of each type of capacitive sensors; master the measuring circuits of various capacitive sensors.

Lecture hour 7-8:

5. Understand the piezoelectric effect and the corresponding main performance parameters of piezoelectric materials. Be aware of the application of decompressing electric sensor and master the measuring circuit of piezoelectric sensor.

6. Understand the working principle of magnetoelectric sensor, the Holzer effect and the basic structure and characteristics of Holzer components; master the basic characteristics of magnetoelectric sensor.

Lecture hour 9-10:

7. Be aware of different type of photoelectric effect and understand its underlying working principles, the working principle and application of optical fiber sensor, the working principle and application of image sensor. And master the application of photoelectric sensor.

8. Have an understanding on the classification of thermoelectric sensors, the composition and working principle of the thermocouple temperature sensor and thermistor temperature sensor. Have a thorough understanding of the composition, working principle and measuring circuit of the thermistor temperature sensor.

Lecture hour 11-12:

9. Acquire the knowledge of the ultrasonic wave and its physical properties and master several typical applications of ultrasonic sensors. Master the type and working principle of infrared sensor´╝înuclear radiation sensors´╝îand microwave sensors, and become aware of their applications.

Lecture hour 13-14:

10. Understand the concept, classification, working principle and application of humidity sensors and gas sensors. Master the application of gas sensors.

11. Understand the concept, function and characteristics of smart sensors. Have the knowledge of the development status of smart sensors and grasp the way toimplement smart sensor.
Delivery Hours  
Lectures Seminars Tutorials Lab/Prcaticals Fieldwork / Placement Other(Private study) Total
Hours/Semester 14      14    47  75 

Assessment

Sequence Method % of Final Mark
1 Assessment 10.00
2 Assessment 10.00
3 Final Exam 80.00

Module Catalogue generated from SITS CUT-OFF: 6/7/2020 3:55:23 AM