EC1255 Measurements and Instrumentation Syllabus

EC1255        MEASUREMENTS AND INSTRUMENTATION                 3  0  0  100

To introduce the concept of measurement and the related instrumentation requirement as a vital ingredient of electronics and communication engineering.

To learn
•    Basic measurement concepts
•    Concepts of electronic measurements
•    Importance of signal generators and signal analysers in measurements
•    Relevance of digital instruments in measurements
•    The need for data acquisition systems
•    Measurement techniques in optical domains.

UNIT I        BASIC MEASUREMENT CONCEPTS                                         9
Measurement systems – Static and dynamic characteristics –
units and standards of measurements – error analysis – moving coil, moving iron meters – multimeters – True RMS meters – Bridge measurements – Maxwell, Hay, Schering, Anderson and Wien bridge.

UNIT II     BASIC ELECTRONIC MEASUREMENTS                            9
Electronic multimeters – Cathode ray oscilloscopes – block schematic – applications – special oscilloscopes – Q meters – Vector meters – RF voltage and power measurements.

UNIT III     SIGNAL GENERATORS AND ANALYZERS                           9
Function generators – RF signal generators – Sweep generators – Frequency synthesizer – wave analyzer – Harmonic distortion analyzer – spectrum analyzer.

UNIT IV    DIGITAL INSTRUMENTS                                   9
Comparison of analog and digital techniques – digital voltmeter – multimeters – frequency counters – measurement of frequency and time interval – extension of frequency range – measurement errors.

UNIT V        DATA ACQUISITION SYSTEMS AND FIBER OPTIC MEASUREMENTS                                                             9   
Elements of a digital data acquisition system – interfacing of transducers – multiplexing – computer controlled instrumentation – IEEE 488 bus – fiber optic measurements for power and system loss – optical time domains reflectometer.

TOTAL : 45

1.     Albert D.Helfrick and William D.Cooper – Modern Electronic Instrumentation and   Measurement Techniques, Prentice Hall of India, 2003.

1.    Joseph J.Carr, Elements of Electronics Instrumentation and Measurement, Pearson education, 2003.
2.    Alan. S. Morris, Principles of Measurements and Instrumentation, Prentice Hall of India, 2nd edn., 2003.
3.    Ernest O. Doebelin, Measurement Systems- Application and Design-Tata McGraw-Hill-2004.

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