Course detail

Measurement in no-el. Quantities.

FEKT-MMNVAcad. year: 2015/2016

The course focuses on methods and methodology for measuring the basic values ​​especially in industrial practice. Knowledge of the principles of sensors (MSNV).
Terminology, measuring chain. Methods of reducing the error sensors. Description of the variables. Use in automation and robotics. Standardization of basic variables. Advantages of measuring non-electrical quantities electrical methods. Measurement of the position and dimensions. Velocity and acceleration. Measurement of forces and weight. Measurement of pressure and torque. Deformations. Non-contact measurement of temperature, heat and heat flow. Measurement ray radiation. Measurement of flow and level. Measurement of moisture. Measurement of the force and weight. Measurement of viscosity and density. Measuring the composition of substances and air quality. Measurement of optical and fiber sensors. The basic concept of the meter and system. Sensor Science.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Students will be able to:
- Get a basic, in good engineering practice to use the knowledge and skills of sensor technology and sensors
- Discuss basic design concept of the measuring chain
- To determine the optimal method of measurement,
- Define the measured data and
- Describe the process and evaluate the measured results
- To measure basic physical quantities and
- More.
Students will acquire basic knowledge and skills (including basic practical) of measurement methods most frequently used physical quantities, including the design concept of measurement, processing and interpretation of results.


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 - 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

GOPEL, W. - HESSE, J. - ZEMEL, J. N. : Sensors - A Comprehensive Survey VCH, Germany, USA, 1988-1993 (EN)
ZEHNULA,K.: Snímače neelektrických veličin, SNTL, Praha,1983 (CS)
NORTON, H. N.: Handbook of Transducers,Prentice Hall, USA , 1989 (EN)
BONFIG, K. W.: Sensoren und Sensorsysteme, Expert Verlag, 1991 (DE)
BEJČEK,L.: Měření neelektrických veličin. VUT Brno FE, 1988 (CS)
ĎAĎO,S.-KREIDL,M.: Senzory a měřicí obvody. Vydavatelství ČVUT, Praha, 1996 (CS)
ZEHNULA, K.: Čidla robotů, SNTL, Praha, 1990 (CS)
KREIDL, M.: Měření teploty - senzory a měřicí obvody. BEN Praha 2004, ISBN 80-7300-145-4 (CS)
FRADEN,J.: Handbook of modern sensors. Springer 2004, ISBN 0-387-00750-4 (EN)
JENČÍK,J,-KUHN,L.: Technická měření ve strojírenství. SNTL Praha, 1992 (CS)
DAĎO,S.-BEJČEK,L.-PLATIL,A.: Měření průtoku a výšky hladiny. BEN Praha, 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.
Laboratory (numerical) is compulsory, properly excused absences laboratory exercises (maximum of two) can be arranged with the teacher substitute (usually in the credit week).

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

Basic conceptions, metrology, legal metrology.
Position and dimensions measurements.
Velocity and acceleration measurements.
Forces and weight measurements.
Pressure and moment measurements.
Vibration measurements.
Temperature, heat and thermal flow measurements.
Light and infrared emission measurements.
Ionizating emission measurements.
Sensors nad measurements of humidity, level and flow.
Material composition measurements.
Intelligent sensors.
Sensor informatics, actual situation, perspectives.


The aim of the course is to familiarize students with the basic methods of measuring the major non-electrical quantities that represent at least 93 % of all measured values. The aim is to provide knowledge for an educated decision about selecting the most appropriate methods, the type of sensors and instrumentation, to highlight problem areas associated with the design of the measuring chain (parasitic effects, calibration, diagnostics, etc.) and learning with practical experience.

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

Laboratory is compulsory, properly excused absences laboratory exercises (maximum of two) can be arranged with the teacher substitute (usually in the credit week).
Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and usually provides annual public notice.
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-M1 Master's

    branch M1-KAM , 2. year of study, winter semester, 5 credits, optional specialized

  • Programme EEKR-M Master's

    branch M-KAM , 2. year of study, winter semester, 5 credits, optional specialized

Type of course unit



26 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer

Fundamentals seminar

26 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer