Module Overview

Measurement and Interfacing for Control

This module aims to apply the methods of mathematical modelling to the identification of the performance characteristics of number of measurement devices.Different transducers and the mathematcial models underlying their behaviour and performance as well as how they are interfaced to a computer based system will be assessed. Data acquistion will be covered through laboratory sessions.

Module Code

MEAS H4001

ECTS Credits


*Curricular information is subject to change

Measurement Devices

Resistive Based Devices/ strain gauges. Piezo Electric based Devices. Temperature measurement. Vibration measurement. Potentiometers.

Error Analysis:

Static Characteristics. Accuracy, Precision, Bias and Sensitivity. . Linearity. Scale, Span. Modifying and interfering inputs. Static and dynamic loading effects and 2-port networks.

Instrument Calibration:

Process instrument calibration, standardslaboratories.

Dynamic performance of measurement systems.

System modeling and Block diagrams, differential equations, Laplace transforms, transferfunctions of linear systems, poles and zeros of the transfer function. Transient, steady state and frequency response of 1st and 2nd order systems

Measurement Systems:

Signal conditioning, Bridge circuit design and performance, Operational Amplifier circuits. Filters. Data acquisition components. Analog to Digital Conversion. Digital to Analog Conversion. Shielding Grounding. Frequency Measurement and Timing Control.

Module Content & Assessment
Assessment Breakdown %
Other Assessment(s)40
Formal Examination60