Course detail

Sensors of nonelectrical Quantity

FEKT-LSNVAcad. year: 2015/2016

The course presents to studnets basic sensor principles, concepts and procedures of the non-electrical quantities measurements. It presents the specific problems of the non-electrical quantities measurements on the real industry problems and compare them with electrical quantities measurements. Also the optical and optical fibre sensors and measurement techniques, data acquisition, process and evaluation are preseneted.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

tudents will be able to:
- Get a basic, in good engineering practice to use the knowledge and skills of the fiber sensor and optical fiber sensors,
- Discuss basic design concept of the measuring chain,
- To determine the optimal method of measurement,
- Define the measured data,
- Describe the process and evaluate the measured and
- And more.

Course graduate should get basic knowledges and facilities in sensor field and the most commonly measured non-electrical quantities, include measurement concept design and results process and evaluaiton.


Knowledge is required in the Bachelor's degree level (BMFV) and valid examination for qualifying workers for an independent activity (within the meaning of § 6 of the Decree). Graduates who writes the course should be chopen: - Describe different types (types of) sensors, - Explain the modulation used in sensors, - Describe and list the analog and digital sensors and measurement methods, - Explain interference phenomena and the resulting possibilities - Discuss and explain various types of interferometers - Define and design the basic blocks measuring systems, - Can measure basic physical quantities - And discuss application possibilities, if necessary. more. Those interested in the course should be equipped with the knowledge of basic physical and electrical principles.


Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

ZEHNULA,K.: Snímače neelektrických veličin, SNTL Praha, 1986 (CS)
ĎAĎO,S.-KREIDL,M.: Senzory a měřicí obvody. ČVUT Praha, 1996 (CS)
FRADEN,J.: Handbook of modern sensors. Springer 2004, ISBN 0-387-00750-4 (EN)
ZEHNULA,K.: Čidla robotů. Praha SNTL, 1990 (CS)
ĎAĎO,S.-BEJČEK,L.-PLATIL,A.: Měření průtoku a výšky hladiny. BEN Praha 2005, ISBN 80-7300-156-X (CS)
Leonardo pilot project M1 - M12 "Modular Courses on Modern sensors"

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Teaching methods depend on the type of course unit as specified in the article 7 of BUT Rules for Studies and Examinations.
Techning methods include lectures, computer laboratories and practical laboratories. Course is taking advantage of e-learning (Moodle) system. Students have to write a single project/assignment during the course.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

The test focuses on the verification of knowledge (orientation) information literacy course. He has written a mandatory laboratory (numeric) and non-verbal oral part.
Evaluation laboratory 0 - 40
Written part of exam 20 - 50
Oral part of exam 0 - 10

Language of instruction


Work placements

Not applicable.

Course curriculum

Sensor field definition, different quantities description, exploitation in automation, robotics, defectoscopy and next fields. Etalons for different physical quantities, measurement channel, system, static and dynamic physical qüantities. Advatages of non-electrical measurements via electrcal methods. Sensor definition. Basic properties and requirements. Physical sensro principles.
Sensors nad measurements of position and dimensions.
Sensors nad measurements of velocity and acceleration (direct and angle).
Sensors nad measurements of forces, pressure and weight.
Sensors nad measurements of deformation and force moment.
Sensors nad measurements of vibrations, vibration analysis (defectoscopy)
Sensors nad measurements of temperature, warm, thermal flow.
Sensors nad measurements of humidity, level and flow.
Sensors nad measurements of emission (ultrasonic, light and infrared)
Sensors nad measurements of ionizating emission, material composition and living space parameters.
Sensors nad measurements in protection technology (monitoring, objects protection).
Sensors nad measurements of other quantities, special methods and circuits for physical quantities measurements. Fluidik sensors, biosensors and chemical sensors.
Instrumentation basic concepts, construction. Measurement systems for data collecting and acquisition (protocols, buses)


The goal of this course is introduce the students to the basic principles of sensors, their theory, construction and gives them basic information for sensor design, construction and optimal applications. This course also introduces students with basic sensor problem areas (parasitic effects, calibration, diagnostics). The general goal of this course is an engineering knowledge of the sensor informatics.

Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences

The content and forms of instruction in the evaluated course are specified by a regulation issued by the lecturer responsible for the course and updated for every academic year.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme EEKR-ML Master's

    branch ML-KAM , 1. year of study, winter semester, 6 credits, compulsory

  • Programme EEKR-ML1 Master's

    branch ML1-KAM , 1. year of study, winter semester, 6 credits, compulsory

  • Programme EEKR-ML Master's

    branch ML-BEI , 2. year of study, winter semester, 6 credits, optional interdisciplinary

  • Programme EEKR-CZV lifelong learning

    branch ET-CZV , 1. year of study, winter semester, 6 credits, compulsory

Type of course unit



39 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer

Laboratory exercise

26 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer