2021 Sensing Systems Theory

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Undergraduate major in Systems and Control Engineering
Ohyama Shinji 
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Course description and aims

Improvement of S/N ratio is the end goal for measurement technology. Methodology to achieve this goal will be discussed.

Student learning outcomes

Understand the fundamental methodology to achieve high precision with measurement technology.

Course taught by instructors with work experience

Applicable How instructors' work experience benefits the course
In this lecture, a teacher with research experiences teaches the basic concept which can be applied to new technology changing every day.


Measurement, noise reduction, differential system, measurement equation

Competencies that will be developed

Specialist skills Intercultural skills Communication skills Critical thinking skills Practical and/or problem-solving skills

Class flow

In each class, a problem to solve will be presented, as well as an approach to solving it. In addition, students will be encouraged to think freely through a quiz in each class.

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 Introduction Nothing
Class 2 Components for measurement system, Role of hardware and software What is noise?
Class 3 Noise of a measurement system and its effects Is it possible to reduce noise?
Class 4 Signal processing of noise reduction Equivalent circuit of noise contamination
Class 5 Differential system and its application System analysis of a differential system
Class 6 Measurement equation Measurement principle of GPS
Class 7 Measurement system construction theory, report Which is better for noise reduction, software or hardware?

Out-of-Class Study Time (Preparation and Review)

To enhance effective learning, students are encouraged to spend approximately 100 minutes preparing for class and another 100 minutes reviewing class content afterwards (including assignments) for each class.
They should do so by referring to textbooks and other course material.



Reference books, course materials, etc.


Assessment criteria and methods

Quiz and final report

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