Course detail

Electronic Measurement Technics

FEKT-MEMTAcad. year: 2018/2019

Course deals the issue of measurement instruments for passive and active tags, measurement theory and experiment. Students will deepen their knowledge of the principles, characteristics and use of electronic measuring instruments. Emphasis is placed on the correct use of standard terms. They will learn to use a measuring device for measuring active tags with an emphasis on oscilloscopes and spectrum analyzers, frequency, time and phase, general impedance.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

The student is able to work with electrical measuring instruments, know their properties and principles and is able to decide on their choice. Qualified to determine the measurement uncertainty, design of devices with regard to their metrological characteristics. Able to plan and prepare practical measurement of electrical quantities.


Knowledge of the level of bachelor's degree and valid examination for qualification of personnel for independent activity (within the meaning of § 6 of Decree 50).


Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

COOMBS,C.F.Basic Electronic Instruments Handbook ,McGraw-Hill (EN)
TUMANSKI, S. Principles of Electrical Measurement, CRT Press, 2006 (EN)
MATYÁŠ,V.Elektronická měření SNTL 1985 (CS)
BEJČEK, L., ČEJKA, M., REZ, J., GESCHEIDTOVÁ, E., STEINBAUER, M. Měření v elektrotechnice. Měření v elektrotechnice. VUT- FEKT, 2002. (CS)
ČEJKA, M. Elektronická měřicí technika. Elektronická měřicí technika. VUT- FEKT: VUT- FEKT, 2006. s. 1 ( s.) (CS)

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Teaching methods include lectures and practical laboratories.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

Up to 40 points for the lab, including tests 2x15 points, 10 points in the laboratory
Up to 60 points for the written test

Language of instruction


Work placements

Not applicable.

Course curriculum

1. Introduction. Stages of measurement.
2. Errors and uncertainty. Direct and indirect measurements.
3. Examples for the calculation of uncertainties.
4. Introduction to the theory of experiments.
5. Metrology. Standards of electrical quantities. Calibrators DC and AC voltages and currents.
6. Voltmeters. A / D converters for multimeters. Input circuits voltmeters. Ammeters.
7. Recording devices. Oscilloscopes.
8. Measurement of time, frequency. Phase measurement. Wattmeters. Power analyzers.
9. Spectrum analyzer. Distortion measurement.
10. Measurement of resistance, capacitance, inductance and Q. The basic types of bridges. Immittance measurements.
11. Magnetic measurements. Measurement of permeability.
12. Measurement Automation.


The aim of the course is to deepen the knowledge of the principles, methods and use of electronic measuring instruments, methods of determination of measurement uncertainties and general procedures used in the processing of the measurement results.

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

Laboratory classes are compulsory. It is possible to replace the missed task in alternative exercises.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme EEKR-M1 Master's

    branch M1-EST , 1. year of study, summer semester, 6 credits, optional interdisciplinary

Type of course unit



26 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer

Laboratory exercise

39 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer