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Course MV-MTS-86600-K-4

Measurement Theory (2V+1U, 4.0 LP)

Course Type

SWS Type Course Form CP (Effort) Presence-Time / Self-Study
- K Lecture with exercise classes (V/U) 4.0 CP 78 h
2 V Lecture 28 h
1 U Lecture hall exercise class 14 h
(2V+1U) 4.0 CP 42 h 78 h


CP, Effort 4.0 CP = 120 h
Position of the semester 1 Sem. in WiSe
Level [4] Bachelor (Specialization)
Language [DE] German
Area of study [MV-MTS] Measurement and Sensor Technology
Additional informations
Livecycle-State [NORM] Active


  • Basic terminology, measurement technology tasks, measuring chain
  • Measurement statistics (modeling, probability and distribution functions, confidence interval and complete measurement result, deviation propagation, linear fit and correlation)
  • Stationary and dynamic properties of measuring equipment (stationary characteristic measurement curve, compensation methods, spline interpolation and smoothing splines, sensitivity, differential principle)
  • Resistance measuring bridges (adjustment procedures, deflection procedures, strain gauges)
  • Fourier series and Fourier transformation (derivation, properties, convolution theorem, time frame, examples of applications, filters, carrier frequency procedures)
  • Scanning of measurement signals (discrete-time Fourier transformation, aliasing, reconstruction, discrete Fourier transformation)

Competencies / intended learning achievements

1. Lecture:

Students are able to

  • Explain the basic terminology of measurement technology and describe the purpose of measurement technology
  • Use statistics to analyze measurement uncertainties and deviations
  • Derive stationary properties of measuring equipment on the basis of the characteristic measurement curve
  • Demonstrate the benefits of a measuring bridge as well as explain reconciliation and deflection procedures
  • Explain and interpret the correlations between time signals and their frequency spectra
  • Describe the setup as well as the advantages and disadvantages of the carrier frequency procedure
  • Explain scanning of measurement signals

2. Practice:

Students are able to

  • Name different distribution functions and compare their application
  • Calculate confidence intervals for expectations and variances
  • Create characteristic measurement curves through interpolation and approximation methods
  • Calculate measuring bridge voltages for reconciliation and deflection procedures
  • Calculate and evaluate frequency-modulated signals in the time and frequency range

Apply the scan theorem


  • P. Profos: Grundlagen der Messtechnik; Oldenbourg 1997; ISBN 3-486-24148-6
  • A. Oppenheim, A. Willsky: Signals and Systems; Prentice Hall 1997; ISBN 0-13-814757-4


Slides on overhead projector, Matlab, LabView, Powerpoint, practice exercises. For further information and course materials please consider the corresponding OLAT-course.

References to Course [MV-MTS-86600-K-4]

Module Name Context
[MV-MTS-23-M-4] Measurement and control Theory P: Obligatory 2V+1U, 4.0 LP