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Optical Sensors

(course inactive since 21.02.2023)

Module name (EN):
Name of module in study programme. It should be precise and clear.
Optical Sensors
Degree programme:
Study Programme with validity of corresponding study regulations containing this module.
International Project Semester, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2020
Module code: IPS.TEC3
The exam administration creates a SAP-Submodule-No for every exam type in every module. The SAP-Submodule-No is equal for the same module in different study programs.
Hours per semester week / Teaching method:
The count of hours per week is a combination of lecture (V for German Vorlesung), exercise (U for Übung), practice (P) oder project (PA). For example a course of the form 2V+2U has 2 hours of lecture and 2 hours of exercise per week.
1V+1PA (2 hours per week)
ECTS credits:
European Credit Transfer System. Points for successful completion of a course. Each ECTS point represents a workload of 30 hours.
Semester: 1
Mandatory course: no
Language of instruction:
Required academic prerequisites (ASPO):
Short lecture on a given element from optical sensors.
Project presentation and documentation

[updated 03.04.2020]
Applicability / Curricular relevance:
All study programs (with year of the version of study regulations) containing the course.

IPS.TEC3 (P231-0150) International Project Semester, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2020 , semester 1, optional course, course inactive since 21.02.2023

Suitable for exchange students (learning agreement)
Workload of student for successfully completing the course. Each ECTS credit represents 30 working hours. These are the combined effort of face-to-face time, post-processing the subject of the lecture, exercises and preparation for the exam.

The total workload is distributed on the semester (01.04.-30.09. during the summer term, 01.10.-31.03. during the winter term).
30 class hours (= 22.5 clock hours) over a 15-week period.
The total student study time is 75 hours (equivalent to 2.5 ECTS credits).
There are therefore 52.5 hours available for class preparation and follow-up work and exam preparation.
Recommended prerequisites (modules):
Recommended knowledge:
Experience with micro-controller (preferably with Arduino).

[updated 03.04.2020]
Recommended as prerequisite for:
Module coordinator:
Prof. Dr. Martin Löffler-Mang
Prof. Dr. Martin Löffler-Mang

[updated 21.02.2023]
Learning outcomes:
After successfully completing the course, students can independently prepare a short presentation.
They know the most important individual elements of optical sensor systems and how they can be combined to form more complex systems.
Furthermore, the project work enables the students to set up their own sensor system. They have mastered the application of the methods they have learned and have the basic ability to work independently. In addition, the students have acquired the skills to carry out projects in intercultural and interdisciplinary teams.
They will be able to solve minor conflicts themselves, present their own project results and document them in writing.

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Module content:
Elements: LED, laser, laser diode, photodiode, CCD sensor, photomultiplier, optical fiber, coupler
Systems: light barriers, triangulation, optical mice, fiber optic sensors, spectrometers, particle measurement technology, flow measurement technology
Realized sensor applications in the past:
Measurement of the bending stiffness of arrows (spine value);
Determination of the launch speeds of bow arrows;
Air Quality Monitoring Device;
Smart Alarm System;
Laser Doppler flow measurements in channels.

[updated 23.05.2022]
Teaching methods/Media:
Introductory lecture, self-study, short presentations;
Project work in teams, consisting of:
1. Brainstorming to develop your own sensor application
2. Evaluation of the best ideas
3. Resource and cost estimation, schedule
4. Brief presentation in the plenum with assignment
5. Working phase with mentoring

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Additional information:
The module is intended for students with in-depth knowledge of Arduino application.

[updated 23.05.2022]
Recommended or required reading:
Jansen: Optoelektronik
Eichler: Laser
Young: Optik, Laser, Wellenleiter
Litfin: Technische Optik
Ruck: Lasermethoden in der Strömungsmesstechnik
Löffler-Mang: Optische Sensoren
Löffler-Mang: Handbuch Bauelemente der Optik

[updated 03.04.2020]
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