IELS3011 - Advanced Sensor Systems


Lessons are not given in the academic year 2023/2024

Course content

The course consists of two parts: 1) Introduction to sensor systems: Design of a general measuring system. Static characteristics. Measurement accuracy. Sensor Technologies. Analysis of measurement systems. 2) Practical instrumentation: Construction of complete instrumentation systems. Development of virtual instruments. Use of data acquisition devices and programming development environment.

Learning outcome

Knowledge: After completing the course the candidate should be able to

- have broad knowledge of all individual elements of a typical sensor system

- describe the construction of a general measurement system

- describe and interpret static characteristics

- explain the behavior and characteristics of selected sensors

Skills: After completing the course, students should be able to

- design measurement systems that meet specified requirements

- program data acquisition and data presentation

General competence: After completing the course, students should be able to

- have insight into relevant issues within instrumentation

- evaluate specifications, design, construction, and operation of an instrumentation system

- be able to plan and carry out varied tasks and projects that extend over time, alone and as a participant in a group.

Learning methods and activities

Lectures, exercises and laboratory assignments.

Compulsory assignments

  • Laboratory exercises

Further on evaluation

Mandatory work requirements: All of the laboratory work must be approved to be qualified for grading. The grade is calculated on basis of 3 project reports. Every report counts 33,33% for the end grade.

Specific conditions

Admission to a programme of study is required:
Electronic Systems Engineer - Engineering (BIELSYS)

Required previous knowledge

Access to the course requires registration as bachelor's degree in engineering, Electronic Systemengineer, NTNU, Trondheim

Course materials

Given at semester start.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
IELET2112 7.5 AUTUMN 2023
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Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Third-year courses, level III


Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Electronics
  • Electronics and Telecommunications
  • Electrical Power Engineering
Contact information
Course coordinator: Lecturer(s):

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Electronic Systems


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