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PHYS6049 - Signal Conditioning

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Title:Signal Conditioning
Long Title:Signal Conditioning
Module Code:PHYS6049
 
Duration:1 Semester
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:Fundamental
Field of Study: Physics
Valid From: Semester 1 - 2020/21 ( September 2020 )
Module Delivered in 3 programme(s)
Module Coordinator: Donagh OMahony
Module Author: Stephen Hegarty
Module Description: This module introduces sensor electrical networks combining resistors with complex sensor impedances and passive filters; introduction to the use of rectification elements in power supplies and protection networks; DAC/ADC selection for measurement scenarios; phasor diagram analysis of complex electrical networks.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Explain the operation of AC circuits with reactive and rectification elements.
LO2 Describe and construct passive filter circuits.
LO3 Describe the concepts of simple electric motors and power supplies.
LO4 Select optimal ADC and DAC settings for instrumentation scenarios.
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations

This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is strongly recommended before enrolment in this module. You may enrol in this module if you have not acquired the recommended learning but you will have considerable difficulty in passing (i.e. achieving the learning outcomes of) the module. While the prior learning is expressed as named MTU module(s) it also allows for learning (in another module or modules) which is equivalent to the learning specified in the named module(s).

None
Incompatible Modules
These are modules which have learning outcomes that are too similar to the learning outcomes of this module. You may not earn additional credit for the same learning and therefore you may not enrol in this module if you have successfully completed any modules in the incompatible list.
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Co-requisite Modules
No Co-requisite modules listed
Requirements

This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is mandatory before enrolment in this module is allowed. You may not enrol on this module if you have not acquired the learning specified in this section.

None
 

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
AC circuits
AC impedance, reactance, net impedance of components in series and in parallel, phase difference between quantities. Phasor diagrams, complex representation of current and voltage.
Signal Conditioning elements
RC filters, signal integration and differentiation. LC circuits and oscillators. LCR circuits; damped simple harmonic motion. Signal modulation/Demodulation. Resonance. Power in ac circuits, power factor, electric motors. A/D and D/A conversion: types of converter, resolution, sampling rate.
Applications
Transformers, diodes and rectification. Voltage regulators. Thevenin’s theorem. Basic power supplies and motors. Diodes as protection devices, Zener diodes. Impedance matching and power transfer. Signal multiplexing, HART Protocol
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work100.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Short Answer Questions Theory AC circuits 1,2 20.0 Week 6
Practical/Skills Evaluation Practical Test 2,4 40.0 Week 12
Performance Evaluation Laboratory Programme Reports 2,4 20.0 Week 13
Short Answer Questions Theory sampling and power 3,4 20.0 Week 13
No End of Module Formal Examination
Reassessment Requirement
Repeat examination
Reassessment of this module will consist of a repeat examination. It is possible that there will also be a requirement to be reassessed in a coursework element.

The institute reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment

 

Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Delivery of indicative content 2.0 Every Week 2.00
Lab Laboratory practicals 2.0 Every Week 2.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Lab reports and lecture review 3.0 Every Week 3.00
Total Hours 7.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 4.00
Workload: Part Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Module content 1.0 Every Week 1.00
Lab Laboratory practicals 3.0 Every Week 3.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Lab reports/ study of lecture material 3.0 Every Week 3.00
Total Hours 7.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 4.00
 

Module Resources

Recommended Book Resources
  • Thomas L. Floyd 2010, Electronic devices : conventional current version, 9th Ed. [ISBN: 9780132549868]
  • Thomas L. Floyd 2014, Digital Fundamentals, 11th Ed. [ISBN: 9781292075983]
Supplementary Book Resources
  • Albert Malvino 2015, Electronic Principles, 8th Ed. [ISBN: 9780073373881]
  • Ronald J. Tocci 2016, Digital Systems: Principles and Applications, 12th Ed. [ISBN: 9780134220130]
This module does not have any article/paper resources
This module does not have any other resources
 

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CR_SINEN_8 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Instrument Engineering 2 Mandatory
CR_SPHYS_7 Bachelor of Science in Applied Physics and Instrumentation 2 Mandatory
CR_SPHYS_6 Higher Certificate in Science in Applied Physics and Instrumentation 2 Mandatory

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