ELEN303 Measurements and Instrumentation (3 semester hours)

This course will present important measurement techniques and instruments used in electrical engineering. The course provides an overview of the modern International System of Units (SI), including important units outside the SI standard. The course continues by introducing measurement errors, measurement uncertainty, and instrumentation limits on errors. The course introduces measurement elements such as resistors, capacitors, inductors, and laboratory voltage sources, and analog measuring instruments. The course describes compensation measurement methods and introduces AC and DC calibration techniques. Additionally, the course demonstrates the uses and testing methods of instrument transformers, operational amplifiers (op-amps), and oscilloscopes. The course describes the construction of the digital voltmeter and provides an overview of analog to digital converters. Finally, the course describes various measurement systems including the most popular sensors, signal conditioning, computer algorithms, and data acquisition hardware. 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. (Prerequisites: SCIN234 and MATH240)