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spring 2020

STE6256 Instrumentation and Measuring Systems - 5 ECTS

Sist endret: 07.07.2020

The course is provided by

Faculty of Engineering Science and Technology


Narvik |

Type of course

Cannot be taken as a single subject.

Admission requirements

A relevant undergraduate bachelor Engineering programme with minimum 30 credits Mathematics/statistics topics

Course content

Description of Measurement and Instrumentation tasks in Electrical Power Conversion systems.

Mathematical modelling of static and dynamic operation of electronic measurement system elements.

Static and dynamic errors and accuracy in measurement systems.

Design with operation amplifiers. Analog filters.

Analog to digital and digital to analog conversion.

Sensors and transducer for light, flux, voltage, current, temperature, force, speed, position and acceleration measurements.


Recommended prerequisites

ELE-3500 Power System Fundamentals, ITE1835 Circuit Analysis

Objectives of the course


After finishing the course, the candidate has built knowledge on:

  • Fundamental principles of electronic measurement and signal condition in Electric Energy Conversion systems
  • Physical principles and characteristics of sensing elements
  • Signal and Noise in Measurement systems
  • Filter operation and tuning
  • Actuators.


After having followed the course, the candidate shall be able to:

  • Build Mathematical Models describing the behavior of instrumentation systems and their sub system components.
  • Specify, select components and design signal processing elements for electronic measurement in Electric Energy Conversion systems.
  • Integrate measuring elements into physical models.

General competence:

  • Develop ability to apply current techniques and tools, for model based design of signal condition circuits for Monitoring and Control of Electric Energy Conversion systems.

Language of instruction


Teaching methods


Individual assignments.

Lab exercises.

Flipped classroom lectures.


Courswork / Course requirements

4 laboratory exercises

Examination and assessment

A written school exam, 3 hours

A-F grading scale is given, where F is not passed.

A re-sit exam will be arranged for this course

Date for examination

Take home assignment hand out date 19.05.2020 hand in date 19.05.2020

The date for the exam can be changed. The final date will be announced in the StudentWeb early in May and early in November.