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EOE052 - Engineering measurements
Owner: TELTA
6,0 Credits (ECTS 9)
Grading: TH - Five, Four, Three, Not passed
Level: B

Teaching language: Swedish

Course module   Credit distribution   Examination dates
Sp1 Sp2 Sp3 Sp4 No Sp
0197 Examination, part A 3,0 c Grading: TH   1,0 c 2,0 c   Contact examiner
0297 Examination, part B 1,5 c Grading: TH   1,5 c   Contact examiner
0397 Laboratory, part B 1,5 c Grading: UG   1,0 c 0,5 c    

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TMASA MECHANICAL ENGINEERING - Mechatronics, Year 3 (compulsory)


Professor  Gunnar Elgered
Adj professor  Jan Johansson


For single subject courses within Chalmers programmes the same eligibility requirements apply, as to the programme(s) that the course is part of.

Course specific prerequisites

Calculus in one variable, complex numbers and basic electric circuit theory.


The course shall provide fundamental knowledge in order to analyze measurement problems and to design and evaluate measurement systems. It shall also provide knowledge on modern electrical measurement instruments, which will be useful when later confronted with new instrumentation, possibly based now, presently unknown, methods and physical phenomena.


The course shall result in the ability to handle modern electronic instruments, to present measurement results in written and oral form, and to develop a critical approach for the analyses of measurement errors following statistical as well as other methods.


The course focusses on systems for automatic data acquisition, for example measurement and control of industrial processes. Specific parts in these sytems are selected and analyzed from the measurement point of view.

We study observations of different physical parameters by using electrical and optical measurement methods. Analog and digital instruments, such as oscilloscopes and voltmeters for acquisition of sensor signals are used.
Universal counters for measurement of time and frequency is also studied.

Noise, interference, and electromagnetic compatibility are studied. We study examples of complete measurement systems, consisting of sensors, measuring instruments, and computers.

The problem of quality assessment of a measurement is treated in terms of the interaction between the object under investigation and the instrument. Calibration, traceability and standards are also discussed. The uncertainty of a measurement is studied using probability distribution function, especially the normal distribution and the Student t distribution. The estimation of confidence intervals and the meaning of white and coloured noise are treated.

High emphasis is placed on the laborative work. Here the ability to use modern electronic instrumentation, sensors, the characterization of electronic components and basic signal analysis is trained.


The course consists of a lectures serie in all study quarters and a series of laborative exercises during the whole fall and spring semesters. The laborative exercises in Part A must be passed in order to start Part B


Compendium, additional litterature and instructions for lab exercises.


Part A is examined through a combination of laborative and theoretic problems. The examination is carried out at the last laboration. Part B is examined through two home work exercises
and an oral exam for the grades 4 or 5. The laborations in Part B ends with a small project in which the results are presented in a written report and with an oral presentation.

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