Course detail

Sensor Systems

FEKT-NSSYAcad. year: 2015/2016

Definitions and internal structure of sensors. Sensor signal gathering and processing. Survey of modern sensor types. Semiconductor and microelectronic sensors. SMART sensors. Classification of sensor signals. Distribution of sensor systems. Centralized and decentralized sensor systems. Laboratory measuring system. Distributed industrial sensor systems. Network topology. Fundamental types of industrial sensor systems: PROFIBUS, BITBUS, INTERBUS-S, CAN, DIN-MESSBUS. Measuring system programming. Virtual measuring systems. The LabVIEW system. Signalling technique and safety engineering. Automatized exploitation of data. Introduction to technical diagnostics.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

The students will obtain an overview of the elements and communication systems used in the laboratory and industrial measuring practice. They will become acquainted with virtual instrumentation, inclusive of the development of their own proposals for virtual measuring systems. The study is completed by an introduction to technical diagnostics.


The subject knowledge on the Bachelor´s degree level is requested.


Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

BONFIG,K.W.: Sensoren und Sensorsysteme. Expert Verlag, SRN 1991
ĎAĎO,S.-KREIDL,M.:Senzory a měřicí obvody. ČVUT Praha 1996
KOCOUREK,P.-a kol.:Číslicové měřicí systémy.ČVUT Praha 1994
KREIDL,M.: Diagnostické systémy. ČVUT Praha 1997
Firemní literatura fy. National Instruments,2000

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Teaching methods depend on the type of course unit as specified in the article 7 of BUT Rules for Studies and Examinations.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

final examination

Language of instruction


Work placements

Not applicable.


Introducing the course for the field of Electronics and Communication engineering is aimed at making the students familiar with the representative sensor systems, with their components and their practical exploitation. The students will obtain a fundamental theoretical orientation in the area of modern sensor technology and they will acquire some skills in design procedures by way of solving practical examples.

Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences

The content and forms of instruction in the evaluated course are specified by a regulation issued by the lecturer responsible for the course and updated for every academic year.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme EEKR-MN Master's

    branch MN-TIT , 2. year of study, summer semester, 6 credits, optional specialized

Type of course unit



39 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer

Fundamentals seminar

13 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer

Laboratory exercise

13 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer