13E053SA - Sensors and Actuators

Course specification
Course title Sensors and Actuators
Acronym 13E053SA
Study programme Electrical Engineering and Computing
Module Signals and Systems
Type of study bachelor academic studies
Lecturer (for classes)
Lecturer/Associate (for practice)
Lecturer/Associate (for OTC)
ESPB 6.0 Status elective
Condition non
The goal Introduces basic principles of sensors and actuators, based on changing one form of energy to another. Present the basic principles of choosing the optimal energy conversion related with the adequate choice of sensors and actuators in industrial applications. Prepare students to work in a multi- disciplinary research.
The outcome Students are prepared to apply sensors and actuators in industry
URL to the subject page
Contents of lectures Dynamic/static characteristics of the sensor. Potentiometers, strain gauges, capacitive and inductive transducers. Absolute and incremental encoders. The piezoelectric effect. Accelerometers, force sensors, torque, strain. Pressure sensors, flow, level, temperature. Actuators: electromagnetic, piezoelectric, pneumatic and hydraulic. Microelectronic sensors and actuators. Lab. exercises.
Contents of exercises Laboratory works are divided into two cycles.
  1. Šekara T, Barajaktarović M. Sensors in physical technical measurements 2017.
  2. Stankovic D. Physical technical measurements - Sensors, 2001.
  3. Popovic M. Sensors and Measurements, Institute for textbooks and teaching aids, and. Sarajevo 2004.
  4. Šekara T, Authorized notes on the website of the Faculty.
  5. Stankovic D. Collection of tasks from physical, technical and industrial measurements, Science books, 1990.
Number of hours per week during the semester/trimester/year
Lectures Exercises OTC Study and Research Other classes
3 1 1
Methods of teaching 45 hours of lectures +15 hours of practical classes +15 hours of supervised laboratory classes.
Knowledge score (maximum points 100)
Pre obligations Points Final exam Points
Activites during lectures 0 Test paper 40
Practical lessons 10 Oral examination 20
Projects 0
Colloquia 30
Seminars 0