Course detail

Measurement Technique

FSI-XMTAcad. year: 2017/2018

The course introduces the students to the principles of computer-supported measurement systems. Possible errors in measurements performed by these systems, their corrections and methods of interpretation of the obtained data are explained.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

After the course, the students are able to design simple measurement systems made of standard components, for example for measurements of length, temperature, location etc., to evaluate the obtained data and to analyze the possible faults of the measurement chain.


Students are expected to have basic knowledge of metrology, electrotechnics and PC skills.


Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

Profos, Pfeifer: Handbuch der industriellen Messtechnik. Oldenbourg München, 1994, ISBN 3-486-22592-8
Chudý, V., Palenčár, R., Kureková, E., Halaj, M., Meranie technických veličín : Bratislava : Vydavatelstvo STU v Bratislave 1999.
Sládek, Z., Vdoleček, F., Technická měření : Brno : Nakladatelství VUT v Brně 1992.
Hofmann: Priemyselná meracia technika. ALFA Bratislava 1988 ISBN 80-05-00139-8
Bernstein: PC Messlabor. Franzis Verlag 1998 ISBN 3-7723-5733-4
Jenčík,J., Kuhn,L., Technická měření ve strojnictví :Praha : SNTL 1982.
Krsek,Osanna, Kuric, Prostrednik: Strojárska metrológia a riadenie kvality, STU Bratislava 2002 ISBN 80-227-1789-4
Daďo, S., Kreidl, M. Senzory a měřicí obvody : Praha : Vydavatelství ČVUT v Praze 1996.
Jenčík, J., Volf, J. Technická měření : Praha : Vydavatelství ČVUT v Praze 2000.
Hofmann, D., Handbuch Messtechnik und Qualitatssicherung : Berlin : Verlag Technik 1986.
Team authors, The Measurement, Instrumentation and Sensors Handbook : Boca Raton: CRC Press LLC, 1999.
FRADEN, J. Handbook of Modern Sensors: Physics, Designs, and Applications. Springer. 2010. 678 p. ISBN-13: 978-1441964656.
WILSON, J. Sensor Technology Handbook. Newnes. 2004. 704 p. ISBN-13: 978-0750677295.

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

The course is taught through lectures explaining the basic principles and theory of the discipline. Teaching is suplemented by practical laboratory work.
According to the possibility of teaching can be organized lectures for students by practitioners and excursions to companies focused on activities related to the course content.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

Course-unit credit is conditioned by 100% attendance at laboratory practicals and approved reports. Examination has a written and an oral part and tests student’s knowledge and his/her ability to apply it in practice.

Language of instruction


Work placements

Not applicable.


The objective of the course is to introduce the students to the computer-supported measurement systems.

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

Seminars are compulsory, attendance is monitored. Absence can be compensated on agreement with the teacher.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme M2I-P Master's

    branch M-KSB , 1. year of study, summer semester, 5 credits, compulsory
    branch M-VSR , 2. year of study, summer semester, 5 credits, compulsory

Type of course unit



26 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer


1. Principle of computer-aided measuring system
2. Typical analog and digital sensors
3. Principle of A/D and D/A converter, mistakes of conversion
4. Sampling, mistakes in sampling, filter
5. Graphical systems for on-line processing of measured data (LabView)
6. Analysis of the obtained data (statistical processing)
7. Analysis of the obtained data (frequency analysis, digital filtration)
8. Possible measuring mistakes in computer-aided measuring systems
9. Measuring mistakes and their corrections
10. Structures of measuring systems
11. Measuring systems properties
12. FMEA analysis - a tool for identification of potential mistakes in the measurement chain
13. Principle of tunnel scanning microscope and microscope of atomic forces

labs and studios

26 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer


C1.Determination of a precision correction table of the tool machine positioning. Calculation of the statistical index
C2.Measuring of dynamical actions (vibration sensors, high speed camera)
C3.Determination of Tschebyschev and Gauss plane
C4.Proposal and realisation of the measuring system based on LabView sw.
C5.Verification of the measuring system from laboratory practice No. C4 and report elaborating
C6.Evaluation of the shape deviation
C7.Final evaluation of the reports and credits awarding