Course detail

Electrical Automatic Control Equipment

FSI-VEAAcad. year: 2018/2019

Fundamentals of electrical quantities measurement, data processing. Sensors fundamentals, selection, utilization and characteristics of sensors: temperature, proximity, position, velocity and acceleration; force, torque and mass. Selection, utilization, driving and control of actuators: electric heating and cooling, electric drives and piezo actuators. Selection of control systems, DAQ, signal conditioning, communication busses, SMART sensors and complex sensors systems.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Students obtain overview and fundamental theoretical and practical knowledge about selection and utilization of sensors, actuators, control systems and communications busses for measurement and control application. Introduction to modern trends in control systems, sensors, actuators and DAQ.


Theoretical knowledge about control, design of control systems and electronics fundamentals.


Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

Němec, Z.: Elektrické automatizační prostředky. Studijní opora oboru Aplikovaná informatika a řízení. VUT Brno, FSI, ÚAI. Dostupné z (CS)
Švarc, a kol.: Automatické řízení, CERM, Brno, 2011. (CS)
Beneš, P. a kol.:Automatizace a automatizační technika, díl 3- Prostředky automatizační techniky. Computer Press, Praha, 2000. (CS)
Noskievič, P.: Modelování a identifikace systémů. Ostrava, Montanex, 1999. (CS)
Balátě, J.: Technické prostředky automatického řízení. SNTL, Praha, 1986. (CS)
Firemní literatura, katalogy a webovské stránky automatizačních firem. (CS)
Nilsson, J. W.: Electric Circuits. Addison-Wesley Publishing Company, 1990. (CS)

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.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

Course credit award requirements: active participation in laboratories, elaboration and commit of laboratory reports. Examinations: written and oral, classified by ECTS.

Language of instruction


Work placements

Not applicable.


Introduction to electric parts of measuring and control system with accent to sensors, actuators and control systems. Fundamentals o selection and utilization of particular sensors and actuators, fundamentals of control system selection for solved problem. Introduction to signal conditioning parts.

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

Attendance at lectures is recommended, attendance at seminars is monitored. Maximally two absence are compensated by individual missing laboratory reports working out.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme B3S-P Bachelor's

    branch B-AIŘ , 2. year of study, summer semester, 5 credits, compulsory

Type of course unit



26 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer


1. Introduction to sensors
2. Digital system Inputs and outputs
3. Physical basis of sensors and actuators
4. Temperature sensors
5. Proximity, position and velocity sensors
6. Acceleration, angular rate, force, torque and mass sensors
7. Electric cooling and heating
8. Commutator electric machines
9. Synchronous and asynchronous electric machines
10. Piezoelectric actuators and SMART materials
11. Control systems
12. Communication busses and protocols
13. Sensors and actuators modeling

labs and studios

26 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer


1. Introduction to LabVIEW and DAQ
2. Introduction to measurement of analog quantities
3. Static characteristic of Aripot
4. Temperature sensing
5. Temperature control
6. Position sensing
7. DC motor control
8. Position control of DC motor
9. Stepper motor control
10. Position control application - elevator
11. Force and mass sensing
12. VISA - implementation of full duplex communication
13. Laboratory works finishing , credit