Course: Digital Measuring Systems 1

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Course title Digital Measuring Systems 1
Course code KEF/ČMSA1
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Exercise
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Semester Summer
Number of ECTS credits 4
Language of instruction Czech, English
Status of course Compulsory
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
Course availability The course is available to visiting students
Lecturer(s)
  • Pechoušek Jiří, doc. RNDr. Ph.D.
  • Novák Petr, Mgr.
Course content
1. Digital measurement system (computer-based vs. autonomous instruments), basic dividing and construction, structure topology (bus, star, circle, tree), centralized/decentralized measurement systems, open/closed measurement systems, laboratory measurement systems, standard instrument interfaces. 2. Standard interfaces, serial, parallel (RS-232, GPIB, etc.), modular systems (VME, VXI, PXI, etc.), instrument interfaces for industrial measurement systems, computer plug-in measurement devices. 3. Virtual instrumentation, programming software, VISA (Virtual Instrument System Architecture) library, ADE (Application Development Environment), programming of the measurement systems, SCPI (Standard Commands for Programmable Instruments) standard. 4. LabVIEW 2013 graphical programming environment, VI principle construction, front panel, block diagram, SubVI, using of variables, programming structures, variables and constants data types, numeric, string, array, cluster, LabVIEW project, application development, and installer.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Lecture, Monologic Lecture(Interpretation, Training)
Learning outcomes
Students will reach knowledge about different types of measurement systems and its design. Main focus will be oriented to virtual instrumentation. Students know hardware and software standards used in this area.
Knowledge Define the main ideas and conceptions of the subject, describe the main approaches of the studied topics, recall the theoretical knowledge for solution of model problems.
Prerequisites
Basic knowledge from the field of computer technologies and measurement.

Assessment methods and criteria
Mark, Oral exam

Performing the exam (practical test, and oral). Active participation in class.
Recommended literature
  • LabVIEW Measurement Manual. National Instruments.
  • LabVIEW User Manual. National Instruments.
  • De Asmundis, R. (ed). (2011). LabVIEW - Modeling, Programming and Simulations. InTech, Rijeka.
  • Haasz V., Roztočil J., Novák J. (2000). Číslicové měřicí systémy. ČVUT Praha.
  • Haasz, V.; Sedláček, M. (2000). Elektrická měření. Přístroje a metody. ČVUT, Praha.
  • Kainka, B., Berndt, H.J. (2000). Využití rozhraní PC pod Windows - měření, řízení a regulace pomocí standardních portů PC. HEL, Ostrava.
  • Pechoušek, J. (2004). Základy programování v LabVIEW. Vydavatelství UP, Olomouc.
  • Silviu, F. (ed). (2011). LabVIEW - Practical Applications and Solutions. InTech, Rijeka.
  • Sydenham, P. Thor, R. (eds). (2005). Handbook of Measuring System Design. Wiley.
  • Šnorek, M.; Richta, K. (1996). Připojování periferií k PC. Grada Publishing, Praha.
  • Tumanski, S. (2006). Principles of Electrical Measurement. Series in sensors. Taylor & Francis, New York.
  • Vedral J. , Fischer, J. (1999). Elektronické obvody pro měřicí techniku. ČVUT Praha.
  • Vlach J. a kol. (2008). Začínáme s LabVIEW. BEN technická literatura, Praha.


Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Branch of study Category Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty of Science Applied Physics (1) Physics courses 3 Summer
Faculty of Science Computer Physics (1) Physics courses 1 Summer
Faculty of Science Instrument Physics (1) Physics courses 1 Summer