IELET3109 - Advanced Sensorsystems


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Aggregate score
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Assignment 50/100
Oral exam 50/100 1 hours D

Course content

Application of one or more of the following measurement methods: electrical, mechanical, optical, biological or electromagnetic. System characteristics. Lumped modelling and SPICE-simulation. Low-power sensor interface. Transmission line. Noise and interference. Signal conditioning. Signal processing. Measurement accuracy. Graphic programming with virtual instrumentation and programming in LabVIEW. Project planning, project work, data presentation and reporting.

Learning outcome

Expected Learning Outcomes:

Knowledge: After completing the course, the candidate should be able to: - explain the behaviour and characteristics of selected biological, mechanical or optical sensors - describe and interpret static and dynamic characteristics of measurement systems - describe effect of noise and interference, as well as describe methods for reducing them - the principles and use of computer assisted measurement techniques with control of instruments, measuring equipment and data collection/transfer.

Skills: After completing the course, students should be able to: - design measurement system that meet requirements wrt. accuracy and dynamic response - model signal and noise and calculate expected target accuracy in a measurement system - program data acquisition and data presentation - document experiments and measurement data.

General competence: After completing the course, students should be able to: - evaluate specifications, design, construction, and operate a sensor system.

Learning methods and activities

Lectures. Mandatory exercises. Laboratory work. Project work.

Compulsory assignments

  • Assignments

Further on evaluation

To access the oral exam a minimum of 67% of the exercises must be approved.

The final grade is given by two objects with partial assessments, including an oral exam (counts 50%) and a mandatory project (counts 50%). All objects must be passed. Grade: Letter grade. If the project has a failing grade, the project must be re-taken at the next completion of the course.

If there is a re-sit examination in May/June, this is conducted as an oral exam. If the course has not been passed after the re-sit examination, individual objects can be re-taken.

Specific conditions

Admission to a programme of study is required:
Electrical Engineering (BIELEKTRO)

Required previous knowledge

Access to the course requires admission to the study program Electrical Engineering (BIELEKTRO)

Course materials

Given at semester start.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
TELE3012 7.5 AUTUMN 2021
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Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Third-year courses, level III


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2024

Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Electronics
  • Engineering Subjects
Contact information
Course coordinator: Lecturer(s):

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Electronic Systems


Examination arrangement: Aggregate score

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD Assignment 50/100 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
Autumn ORD Oral exam 50/100 D
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring UTS Oral exam 50/100 D
Room Building Number of candidates
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date. If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.

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