EE3901 - Sensor Technologies
|Student Contribution Band:
||College of Science and Engineering
Sensors are a fundamental component of many electronic systems. This subject teaches
students how to design sensor systems, starting from the circuits needed to interface
with common sensors. Circuit design considerations include noise, grounding, amplification,
and filtering to ensure proper signal conditioning. Next, the subject covers the operational
principles of resistive, thermoelectric, capacitive, piezoelectric, inductive, and
magnetic sensors. Common applications of each sensor type are studied. Finally, the
course introduces wireless sensor networks.
- evaluate the effectiveness of sensors based on the understanding of sensor characteristics;
- explain the working principles of resistive, thermoelectric, capacitive, piezoelectric,
inductive, and magnetic sensors;
- analyse the signal conditioning circuits of various types of sensors;
- design signal conditioning circuits for the purpose of voltage and charge amplification,
filtering, protection, and resistance to voltage conversion;
- demonstrate understanding of the wireless sensor network architecture, networking
principles, and protocols in the MAC and Network layers, and apply the knowledge for
design and problem analysis related to wireless sensor networks;
- appreciate and use sensors for various practical industry applications.
Study Period 1
|Census Date 28-Mar-2019
||Dr Lei Lei.
The student workload for this
credit point subject is approximately
- 26 hours on-campus > Lectures
- 13 hours on-campus > Tutorials
- 26 hours on-campus > Practicals
- assessment and self-directed study
||end of semester exam (50%); quizzes or tests (10%); assignments (40%).
Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process,
and in case
of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest