Objectives and Content
The course aims to provide training in computer-based data acquisition, analysis and control using standard measurement instruments and process instrumentation.
The course covers topics such as PC-based communication with measurement instruments via standard communication protocols, as well as input and output of electrical voltage signals using standard multifunction data acquisition boards. In addition, the course covers topics as signal response of 1st and 2nd order systems, calibration of standard temperature measurement systems and control of dynamic systems. Furthermore, the course includes data acquisition and control of a two phase (air/water) flow rig.
On completion of the course the student should have the following learning outcomes defined in terms of knowledge, skills and general competence:
- has advanced knowledge on use of measurement instruments and standard communication protocols between PCs and measurement instruments and between PCs and experiments
- has a thorough knowledge on linearization of processes and decoupling coupled processes
- has a thorough knowledge of the functionality of a two-phase flow rig
- can manage experimental setups and use standard measurement instruments
- can use PC-based data acquisition and presentation of measurement data
- can determine the physical model of a multivariable control system, and control the system using PID based control algorithms
- can apply his/her competence and skills related to PC-based data acquisition, analysis and control to manage advanced projects in measurement technology
- can plan and implement experimental team based project work and write a laboratory report based on predefined guidelines
Level of Study
Semester of Instruction
The course has a limited capacity and enrolment is regulated through the process of admission to courses with limited capacity. Please also refer to information under «Access to the course».
Required Previous Knowledge
Recommended Previous Knowledge
Credit Reduction due to Course Overlap
Access to the Course
Access to the course requires admission to the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences.
The course has a limited capacity and enrolment is regulated through the process of admission to courses with limited capacity.
Also, the following applies regarding access to the course:
- In the spring semester, the course is reserved for students enrolled in the Integrated Master's Programme in Ocean Technology. If there is free capacity, other students can be enrolled. Enrolment of other students is regulated by the rules applying to admission to courses with limited capacity.
- In the autumn semester, the course is reserved for students enrolled in the Integrated Master's Programme in Medical Technology and the 2 years Master's Programme in Physics. If there is free capacity, other students can be enrolled. Enrolment of other students is regulated by the rules applying to admission to courses with limited capacity.
Teaching and learning methods
Compulsory Assignments and Attendance
Forms of Assessment
- Oral exam (practical/ theoretical) in the laboratory (35 minutes) counting for 100% of the total grade.