This laboratory course covers analog circuits using operational amplifiers to understand principles and characteristics of analog circuits required for geophysical measurements. Students will learn how to use measuring instruments, how to design and build sensor circuits, how to acquire time series data AD converter, and analyze time series data using a personal computer.
In Earth and Planetary Sciences, various kinds of data are acquired by measuring physical phenomena using various instruments. Students will learn principles and characteristics of instruments required to perform measurements and carry out data analyses.
By the end of this course, students will be able to
(1) Use measuring instruments, such as an oscilloscope and a function generator.
(2) Design and build analog circuits, such as amplifier circuits and filter circuits.
(3) Carry out calibration tests for sensors.
(4) Acquire time series data using a personal computer with an AD converter.
(5) Analyze time series data using a personal computer.
Physical measurement, Electronic circuit, Analog circuit, Data analysis
|✔ Specialist skills||Intercultural skills||✔ Communication skills||✔ Critical thinking skills||✔ Practical and/or problem-solving skills|
Each student must design, build and measure analog circuits by oneself.
|Course schedule||Required learning|
|Class 1||Analog circuit: Design and build of amplifier circuits using operational amplifiers, and measurement of circuit behavior using measuring instruments.||Design and build amplifier circuits using an operational amplifier.|
|Class 2||Analog circuit: Design and build of filter circuits, and measurement of circuit behavior using measuring instruments.||Design and build filter circuits using an operational amplifier.|
|Class 3||Analog circuit: Design and build of differential amplifier circuits, and measurement of circuit behavior using measuring instruments. Data compilation.||Design and build differential amplifier circuits using operational amplifiers.|
|Class 4||Analog circuit: Design and build of constant-voltage circuits which drive sensors, and measurement of circuit behavior using measuring instruments.||Design and build constant-voltage circuits which drive sensors.|
|Class 5||Sencor circuit: Calibration test of acceleration sensor.||Carry out calibration tests of an acceleration sensor.|
|Class 6||Sencor circuit: Acquisition of time series data of ground acceleration using an acceleration sensor circuit (1).||Acquire time series data using a personal computer (1).|
|Class 7||Sencor circuit: Acquisition of time series data of ground acceleration using an acceleration sensor circuit (2).||Acquire time series data using a personal computer (2).|
|Class 8||Data analysis: Data analysis of time series of ground acceleration using a personal computer.||Anylize time series data using a personal computer.|
We distribute a textbook for Laboratory in Earth and Planetary Sciences (geophysical measurement).
References are found in the textbook.
Students' knowledge and understanding of analog circuits, sensor circuits, data aquisition, and data analyses will be assessed by contents of laboratory reports.
Students must have successfully completed Experimental Methods of Earth and Planetary Sciences (safety and analysis) (EPS.L201).