This course will train students to develop a simple circuit suitable for the functions and requirements of digital data measurement and acquisition in the engineering field. Students will be exposed to basic concept of digital measurement involving conversion of basic physical quantities such as distance, temperature, pressure, current and light intensity into electrical signals. The use of sensors / transducers which are capable of detecting these physical changes will be interfaced with a basic data acquisition system for recording digital data often needed in real engineering applications. The basic skills of digital data acquisition will be applied in specialized projects relevant to the study of materials and mineral resources engineering.
Skill Level: Beginner