EE3901/EE5901 Sensor Technologies

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College of Science and Engineering, James Cook University


Please refer to the JCU timetable for the schedule. Attendance at all classes is mandatory.

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WeekCourse materialPracticalAssessment
1Introduction to sensors
2Measurement uncertainty
3Sensor fusion and the Kalman filter๐Ÿ’ป
4Kalman filters for non-linear systems๐Ÿ’ปStart Assignment 1
5Resistive sensorsPrac 1: assignment helpโ‹ฎ\vdots
6Signal conditioning circuits for resistive sensorsPrac 2: strain gaugesโ‹ฎ\vdots
7Capacitive sensors and their signal conditioning circuitsAssignment 1 due (Friday 5pm)
LRLecture Recess
8Design of capacitive sensors๐Ÿ’ปPrac 3: capacitive sensorsStart Assignment 2
9Inductive and magnetic sensorsโ‹ฎ\vdots
10Self-generating sensors: thermocouples and photodiodesโ‹ฎ\vdots
11Light sensors and applications to NIR spectroscopy๐Ÿ’ปPrac 4: eddy current sensors [Moved from week 10]Assignment 2 due (Friday 5pm)
12Piezoelectric sensors and accelerometersPrac 5: NIR spectroscopy
13Revision and exam preparationPrac 6: accelerometers

๐Ÿ’ป Weeks indicated with this symbol have software exercises, typically in Matlab. Please bring a laptop to class if you have one.


ItemDetailsWeightingDue date
PracticalsBinary mark (1 or 0) for each assessed practical10%Report due one week after each assessed practical
Assignmentย 1Marked on the basis of your submitted report and data20%Week 7, Friday 5pm
Assignmentย 2Marked on the basis of your submitted report20%Week 11, Friday 5pm
Exam2 hour theory exam. Similar to tutorial questions50%During official university exam period

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