Subject description - XP38SSB

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XP38SSB Sensors and Buses
Roles:S Extent of teaching:2P+2L
Department:13138 Language of teaching:CS
Guarantors:Platil A. Completion:ZK
Lecturers:Platil A. Credits:4
Tutors:Platil A. Semester:Z,L

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The student will be introduced into the advanced topics of engineering sensors and sensor networks. Topics include: Sensor applications, physical principles, sensor types and important parameters, the concept of smart sensors, measurement systems, analog circuits for sensor signal processing, sensor error correction, calibration and diagnostics, noise and disturbance immunity.

Study targets:

Acquiring knowledge of current sensor technologies in industrial and other application areas.


An overview of basic sensor technologies, sensor signal processing, and selected sensor buses. Basic types of sensors for industrial and other applications. Lectures, demonstrations, and laboratories will be adjusted to students' needs. Selected lectures may be conducted by external experts.

Course outlines:

Applications, types and parameters of sensors. Smart sensors. Datalogger nad measuring system. Physical principles of sensors. Power supply and communication. Signal conditioning circuits. Correction of errors, calibration and diagnostics of sensors. Centralized and distributed sensor systems. EMC. Software for measurement. Basics of sensor buses. sběrnic (ARINC, HART, CAN, Fieldbus, ASI, LonWorks, Interbus S). Sensors of geometrical variables (contact, optical, magnetic, capacitance and ultrasound). Sensors and transducers for the measurement of vibrations and speed. Incklinometers. Sensors for navigation: accelerometers, angular rate sensors, gyros, magnetic field sensors. Sensors for strain, force and torque. Pressure sensors, flow and level sensors. Contact thermometers. Contactless measurement of temperature (pyrometers, thermography). Medical applications. Sensor applications in aerospace. Sensor applications in military. Secure systems for critical missions. Sensors in production and diagnostic systems.

Exercises outline:

volumetric flowmeters mass flowmeters contact position sensors contactless position sensors rotation speed sensors environmental sensors modulation and synchronous detection contact thermometers contactless thermometers accelerometers magnetometers sensor modeling


1. Robert B. Northrop, Introduction to instrumentation and measurements 3rd edition, CRC Press, 2014, ISBN 978-1-4665-9677-1
2. Jacob Fraden, Handbook of modern sensors 5th edition, Springer, 2016, ISBN 978-3-319-19302-1
available online (from ČVUT IP address space) on;scope=site&db=nlebk&AN=1081958 Recommended:
1. Guang-Zhong Yang, Body Sensor Networks, Springer 2006, ISBN 1-84628-272-1
2. Ripka, P., Tipek, A. (ed.): Modern Sensors Handbook. ISTE 2007, ISBN 978-1-905209-66-8


No prerequisites. Knowledge of physics, electrical circuits and electrical measurements is welcome.


sensor, signal conditioning, fieldbus

Subject is included into these academic programs:

Program Branch Role Recommended semester
DOKP Common courses S
DOKK Common courses S

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