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Sensor Systems, VO

level of course unit

second cycle, Master

Learning outcomes of course unit

• know the process chain between sensor systems and actuators
• are able to characterize the broad field of sensors
• are able to explain the advantages and disadvantages of different sensors for a certain application and are able to select appropriate sensors for a particular application

prerequisites and co-requisites

According admission requirements

course contents

• Definition/classification of sensors
• Construction and function of a measurement chain
• Areas of application and functioning principles of sensors
• Fundamentals of microsensors
• Properties of sensors (static and dynamic behavior, reliability, etc.)
• Measurement errors and sources of error
• Calibration
• Signal transfer/processing

recommended or required reading

• Czichos (2008): Mechatonik: Grundlagen und Anwendungen technischer Syste- me, Vieweg+Teubner Verlag
• Heinrich (2014): Grundlagen Automatisierung: Sensorik, Regelung, Steuerung, Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden
• Schenk (2015): Produktion und Logistik mit Zukunft (VDI-Buch), Springer Vie- weg
• Tränkler, Reindl (2015): Sensortechnik: Handbuch für Praxis und Wissenschaft, Springer Vieweg
• Winner, et al. (2015): Handbuch Fahrerassistenzsysteme: Grundlagen, Kompo- nenten und Systeme für aktive Sicherheit und Komfort (ATZ/MTZ Fachbuch), 3. Aufl., Springer Vieweg

assessment methods and criteria

Written Exam

language of instruction


number of ECTS credits allocated


planned learning activities and teaching methods


semester/trimester when the course unit is delivered


name of lecturer(s)

Director of Studies

year of study

1. study year

recommended optional program components

not applicable

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work placement(s)

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