Electromagnetic Sensors and Measurement Systems Laboratory

Lecturer (assistant)
  • Christian Buchberger
TypePractical course
Duration4 SWS
TermSommersemester 2021
Language of instructionEnglish
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Admission information

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Note: There will be a disposition meeting together with laser safety instructions on Mo, 06.05.2019, 14:00 in seminar room N4512. Participation is mandatory. Only students who take part in this disposition meeting will be considered for participation and can get assigned to a team. Attending and following the laser safety instructions (during the disposition meeting) is mandatory. Without these instructions you are not allowed to take part in this laboratory.


After successful participation students will know various techniques and applications in the area of sensing and measurement systems. Moreover they can apply measurement techniques to measure different quantities. They will be enabled to understand the obtained results, to present and to evaluate them.


8 experiments: - LIDAR - Optical sensors and laser - EMC measurement - Energy harvesting - Holographic interferometry - Low-cost weather station - Air quality sensor - Data analysis of solar/lab data


Recommended is the knowledge of the contents given in the lectures „Fields and waves“, „Optomechatronical measurement systems“, „Nanophotonics“ und „Environmental sensing and modelling“

Teaching and learning methods

Workload: 120 h total (60h presence; 120h individual studies) Short presentation by supervisors. Individual execution of the experiments in groups of 2 students based on the given script and literature. In case of problems support by supervisor. Written material/script will be available for each experiment.


The Lab consists of 8 experiments, which are graded separately. A minimum of 7 experiments has to be successfully conducted. The final grade is the average of the single grades. The single grade consists of the oral or written test of the prerequisites necessary to conduct the experiments (50%), the evaluation of the procedure (20%) and one written protocol (30%) per student group. With the test of the prerequisites the understanding of the subject and the independent consolidation of the knowledge is tested. By evaluation the procedure the practical application of the gathered knowledge is considered. In the written protocol the ability is tested to summarize the major facts and to evaluate the results in a clear and concise manner.

Recommended literature

Relevant literature will be given individually for each experiment.