|Semester||Semester 3 – Fall|
The course offers an introduction to measurement systems and technology with special emphasis to electrical measurements. More specifically:
Introduction to metrology: Unit systems. Primary & Secondary standards.
Errors: Systematic and random errors. Composite errors. Error propagation.
Instrumentation: Fundamentals of most common instruments used in electrical measurements. Classes and Categories.
Bridge arrangements: AC & DC. Applications
Electrical measurements. Voltage. Current. Resistance. Reactance. Inductance. Power in DC & AC, single – phase & three – phase systems. Voltage & current transformers.
Special measurements: EM fields in substations / power lines. Grounding resistance. Fault loop.
Digital instruments: ADC & DAC. Signal conditioning. Loading effect. Data acquisition systems.
This is an introductory course to measurements systems with emphasis to the instruments and systems used in electrical measurements
- Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Know the unit systems and standard units and their relationships
- Identify instruments and arrangements used in electrical unit measurements
- Choose the appropriate device/arrangement for each measurement
- Identity, understand and evaluate instrument characteristics and specifications
- Identify error sources and compensate, correct, evaluate errors
- Interpret and evaluate measurements
- Design measurement systems and evaluate their performance