ELEN210 Engineering Instrumentation and Measurements (3 semester hours)

This course will present important measurement techniques and instruments used in electrical engineering. An overview of the modern International System of Units (SI), including important units outside the SI standard will be discussed. Measurement errors, measurement uncertainty, and instrumentation limits on errors will be introduced as well as measurement elements such as resistors, capacitors, inductors, laboratory voltage sources, and analog measuring instruments. The course will also cover compensation measurement methods and introduce AC and DC calibration techniques. Additionally, the uses and testing methods of instrument transformers, operational amplifiers (opamps), and oscilloscopes will be presented. A description of the construction of the digital voltmeter and an overview of analog to digital converters will be provided. Finally, the course describes various measurement systems that students will use throughout the curriculum including the most popular sensors, signal conditioning, computer algorithms, and data acquisition hardware. (Prerequisites: MATH240 and SCIN234)NOTE: This course requires the student to purchase additional materials that are not covered by the book grant. Please refer to the Course Materials section for additional details.