Module Catalogues, Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University   
Module Code: RBE204TC
Module Title: Sensors and Instrumentation
Module Level: Level 2
Module Credits: 5.00
Academic Year: 2021/22
Semester: SEM1
Originating Department: School of Robotics
Pre-requisites: N/A
To provide the student the ability to select a suitable instrument and associated system for a given measurement application and to consider possible alternative solutions. To understand the principles of sensing and transduction operation and factors contributing to the measurement error.
Learning outcomes 
A. Understand the physical basis of some common electrical sensors;

B. Have a general appreciation of basic sensor specifications and their interpretation;

C. Understand the system requirements for a typical measurement system;

D. Have an appreciation of some common factors that can affect the performance of a measurement system;

E. Have an ability to use specific instrumentation to perform simple electro-mechanical tests on an electrical machine to evaluate its performance.
Method of teaching and learning 
This module will be delivered through a combination of formal lectures, tutorials and supervised laboratory sessions.
Module 1

Definition, principles of sensing and transduction, classification

Mechanical and Electromechanical sensors:

. Resistive (potentiometric) type

. Strain Gauges

. Inductive sensors


Module 2

Capacitive sensors

Piezoelectric elements


Module 3

Industrial weighing systems

Instrumentations: Temperature detectors, Thermocouple, Pressure detectors

Module 4

Magnetic sensors

Introduction to Smart instrumentations

Delivery Hours  
Lectures Seminars Tutorials Lab/Prcaticals Fieldwork / Placement Other(Private study) Total
Hours/Semester 40  8    3    99  150 


Sequence Method % of Final Mark
1 Assessment 1 10.00
2 Assessment 2 15.00
3 Assessment 3 15.00
4 Final Exam 60.00

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