C6132 Computer-Based Measurement Systems

Faculty of Science
Spring 2020
Extent and Intensity
1/1/0. 2 credit(s) (plus extra credits for completion). Type of Completion: k (colloquium).
prof. RNDr. Jan Hrbáč, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
prof. RNDr. Jan Hrbáč, Ph.D.
Department of Chemistry - Chemistry Section - Faculty of Science
Supplier department: Department of Chemistry - Chemistry Section - Faculty of Science
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is also offered to the students of the fields other than those the course is directly associated with.
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
The aim of the course is to provide the students with basic theoretical as well as practical knowledge necessary to effectively utilize computers for chemical experiments and to analyze the acquired data from these experiments. The student will be oriented in the problematics of computer use for instrument control and data acquisition, will gain basic knowledge of digital and analog electronics, will know basic programming in LabView.
Learning outcomes
-The ability to describe the computerized measurement and control chain and its variants;

-basic overview of electronics (digital, analog, use of operational amplifiers);

- knowledge of the sensors and their output variables;

- knowledge of AD and DA converters, multifunction cards and their input and ouptput channels;

- basic knowledge of computer interfaces that can be used to connect measuring electronics;

- basic overview of LabView programming
  • 1. Introduction to measurement in chemistry. Measurement chain, sensors 2. Digital computers and their utilization for data acquisition. Computer hardware - buses, ports, multifunction data acquisition cards - manufacturers, parameters. Operational systems, multitasking, threading. 3. Transformation of non-electrical quantities into electrical, interconnection of instruments (impedance matching). Operational amplifiers. 4. DA and AD conversion, Sample and Hold circuits, AD/DA resolution, interpolation. 5. Computer interfaces RS 232-C, CENTRONICS, IEEE 488 - GPIB, USB - characterization, communication principles. Measuring chains - PXI, VXI etc. 6. Digital technology - logical states, numerical systems, logical circuits. 7. LabView - Event driven programming. Introduction to "virtual instrumentation". 8. LabView programming (contd.), alternative programming instruments (VisiDaq etc.). 10. Counters and timers. Data analysis and signal processing. Fourier transformation, signal filtering, convolution, frequency characteristics.
    recommended literature
  • Hrbáč, Jan. Aplikace počítačů v měřících systémech pro chemiky. Vydavatelství Univerzity Palackého v Olomouci, Olomouc 2013. 126 s., ISBN 978-80-244-3753-8.
  • Havlíček J., Vlach J., Vlach M., Vlachová V. Začínáme s LabVIEW. BEN technická literatura, Praha 2008. 248s., ISBN 978-80-7300-245-9
Teaching methods
Monologic Lecture(Interpretation, Training), Demonstration, Laboratory Work, Activating (Simulations, Games, Dramatization)
Assessment methods
Written exam, Dialog, Writing essay on a given topic, written test, discussion.
Language of instruction
Further Comments
The course is taught annually.
The course is taught: every week.
The course is also listed under the following terms Spring 2016, Spring 2017, spring 2018, Spring 2019.
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