CSC 441: Instrumentation and Measurements

Offered Under: B.Sc. in Computer Science (CSC)
Description

Single phase transformers; Principles of operation of DC, Induction and Stepper motors; Thyristor and microprocessor based speed control of motors. Introduction to amplifiers; Basic differential amplifiers; logarithmic amplifiers; Temperature compensation of Logarithmic amplifiers; Antilog amplifier; Chopper stabilized amplifier. Frequency and voltage measurements using digital techniques: Digital frequency meter, digital voltmeter. Recorders and display devices: Oscilloscope, Spectrum analyzers and logic analyzers. Data acquisition system and interfacing to microprocessor based systems. Transducers: terminology, types, principles and application of piezoelectric, photovoltaic, thermoelectric, variable reactance and opto-electronic transducers. Noise reduction in instrumentation.


Prerequisites:
  • None

Course Type Major
Credit Hour 3
Lecture Hour 45
Expected Outcome(s):
  • Have an understanding of the principles of measurement and instrument design.
  • Have an understanding of analogue signal processing.
  • Have an understanding of the effects of noise and methods of noise reduction. 
  • Have an understanding of transducers and data converters.
  • Have the necessary skills to design and analyze electronic instruments.
  • Have the necessary skills to design a basic power supply.

Suggested Books:

Modern Electronic Instrumentation and Measurement Techniques by Albert D. Helfrick and William David Cooper


Grading Policy:

Biweekly Quiz, One Midterm Exam, One Final Exam, Project


Letter Grade Marks Grade Point
A 90 - 100 4.00
A- 85 - 89 3.70
B+ 80 - 84 3.30
B 75 - 79 3.00
B- 70 - 74 2.70
C+ 65 - 69 2.30
C 60 - 64 2.00
C- 55 - 59 1.70
D+ 50 - 54 1.30
D 45 - 49 4.00
F 00 - 44 4.00