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ELEC96021 (EE9-AO13) Instrumentation

Lecturer(s): Dr Christos Papavassiliou


To give an overview of electrical measurement theory and practice. A main objective is to provide an understanding of measurement capabilities and limitations.

Learning Outcomes

Understand the operation and limitations of various measurement sensors/transducers, and design suitable circuts and procedures to optimise transducer performance.
Apply Signal processing and circuit design techniques to measurement situations.


Definitions and examples of measurements and their limitations: Resolution, accuracy,
sensitivity. Noise in electronic systems. Analogue, Digital and Sampling Oscilloscopes.

DC and AC bridges. Amplifiers. Sampling and Analogue to Digital conversion.
Oversampling. Oscillators and synthesisers. Phase noise. Frequency measurements.

Coherent measurements and interferometry. Correlation techniques. Network and
spectrum analysis at radio frequencies. Time Domain Reflectometry.
Exam Duration: N/A
Coursework contribution: 100%

Term: Spring

Closed or Open Book (end of year exam): N/A

Coursework Requirement:
         To be announced

Oral Exam Required (as final assessment): N/A

Prerequisite module(s): None required

Course Homepage: unavailable

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