INTEGRATED SENSORS

1 YEAR (Block A|C)
2 YEAR (Block B)
1 semester 9 CFU
Corrado Di Natale A.Y. 2021-22
Corrado  Di Natale

Alexandro Catini

A.Y. 2022-23
Code: 8039927
SSD: ING-INF/01

LEARNING OUTCOMES:

To introduce the student to the modern sensors technologies and their major applications.

KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING:

To make the student in condition to analyze the sensor performance and to design simple sensors’ interface circuit.

APPLYING KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING:

Capability to select sensors for each specific application MAKING JUDGEMENTS:
Evaluate in the different contexts which are the most suitable sensors and evaluate the performance using standardized parameters set.

COMMUNICATION SKILLS:

Capability to write synthetic reports about the working principles of sensors

LEARNING SKILLS:

To learn how to solve sensors’ circuits in order to determine their performance and to optimally design sensor systems.

SYLLABUS:

Electronic properties of materials: semiconductors.

General properties of sensors;

Sensitivity and resolution.

Temperature sensors: thermistors, integrated sensors, thermocouples;
Mechanic sensors: Strain gauges: Introduction to MEMS: accelerometer, gyroscope, pressure and flow sensors;

Magnetic sensors;

Optical sensors: photodiodes and image sensors;

infrared sensors; interface circuits for resistive and capacitive sensors