Course details

Electrical Measurement

IMVE Acad. year 2010/2011 Winter semester 6 credits

Current academic year

Classification of measurement instruments for electrical quantities. Principles of correct measurement. Analog measurement mechanism. Voltage, current, frequency, phasis, power, modulation, resistance, capacitance, Q, resonance frequency measurement. Testers. Generators. Magnetic and non-electric measurement.


Čejka Miloslav, Ing., CSc. (UAMT FEEC BUT)

Language of instruction



Credit+Examination (written)

Time span

26 hrs lectures, 39 hrs laboratories

Assessment points

60 exam, 40 labs


Subject specific learning outcomes and competences

Get experience and knowledge of working with electronic measurement instruments for electric and non-electric measurement.

Learning objectives

Obtain knowledge about principles, use, and application of electronic measurement instruments.


Prerequisite kwnowledge and skills

Basic knowledge from analog and digital electrical engineering. Basic knowledge about elements inside electrical and electronic equipments and units.

Syllabus of lectures

  1. Introduction. Principles of good measurement. Errors and uncertainty.
  2. Analog measurement mechanism.
  3. Active electrical quantities, analog voltmeters.
  4. Digital measurement. A/D converters for measurement.
  5. Recorders and analog scopes.
  6. Structure of analog scopes and its application.
  7. Digital scopes and its features.
  8. Measurement in logical systems, spectral analyzers.
  9. Time, frequency and phase measurement.
  10. Current and power measurement.
  11. Passive electrical quantities, resistance, capacitance, inductance.
  12. Characteristic measurement. Generators for measurement.
  13. Magnetic and other non-electric measurement.

Syllabus of laboratory exercises

  1. Introduction, basic instruction for students.
  2. Electronic voltmeters AC and DC.
  3. Measurement of current and power.
  4. Magnetic measurement.
  5. Property of measurement channel.
  6. Measurement of electric work and energy, transformers for measurement, measurement for power networks.
  7. Analog scopes.
  8. Resistance, capacitance, inductance and mutal inductance measurement.
  9. Digital scopes.
  10. Frequency, phase and time measurement.
  11. Impedance and non-linear components measurement.
  12. Spare laboratory work.
  13. Class credit.

Progress assessment

Checking of student's notes about measurements, reports from measurements.

Controlled instruction

2 tests and active attendance on all laboratory practice.

Exam prerequisites

Qualification for class credit is to measure all excercises and submit the reports.

Course inclusion in study plans

  • Programme IT-BC-3, field BIT, any year of study, Elective
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