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Optical Sensors Project

Module name (EN):
Name of module in study programme. It should be precise and clear.
Optical Sensors Project
Degree programme:
Study Programme with validity of corresponding study regulations containing this module.
Mechatronics and Sensor Technology, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2012
Module code: MST.OPS
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+3PA (4 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: according to optional course list
Mandatory course: no
Language of instruction:
Project work

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

MST.OPS (P221-0159) Mechatronics and Sensor Technology, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2012 , optional course, technical
MST.OPS (P221-0159) Mechatronics and Sensor Technology, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2019 , optional course, technical
MST.OPS (P221-0159) Mechatronics and Sensor Technology, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2020 , optional course, technical
MST.OPS (P221-0159) Mechatronics and Sensor Technology, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2011 , optional course, technical

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).
60 class hours (= 45 clock hours) over a 15-week period.
The total student study time is 150 hours (equivalent to 5 ECTS credits).
There are therefore 105 hours available for class preparation and follow-up work and exam preparation.
Recommended prerequisites (modules):

[updated 10.02.2015]
Recommended as prerequisite for:
Module coordinator:
Prof. Dr. Martin Löffler-Mang
Lecturer: Prof. Dr. Martin Löffler-Mang

[updated 01.10.2012]
Learning outcomes:
Application module for optics
Based on the modules "Optics" and "Vibrations and Waves" that are of a more physical nature, the module "Optical Sensors" establishs a link to the real and practical applications of optical sensor technology.
The students will give short presentations on the most important elements and learn how they can be combined into more complex systems. A system will be built in the course of the project. After successfully completing this course, students will be able to apply the methods they have learned and work independently in development projects, as well as carry out projects in interdisciplinary teams with members from different areas of study from the School of Engineering.

[updated 05.10.2020]
Module content:
Elements: LED, laser, laser diode, photodiode, CCD sensor, photomultiplier, fiber optics, coupler
Systems: Photoelectric sensors, triangulation, optical mice, fiber optic sensors, spectrometers, particle measurement technology, flow measurement technology

[updated 05.10.2020]
Teaching methods/Media:
Introductory lecture, independent learning, short prtesentations, project work in teams

[updated 05.10.2020]
Recommended or required reading:
Jansen: Optoelectronics
Eichler: Laser
Young: Optik, Laser, Wellenleiter
Litfin: Technische Optik
Ruck: Lasermethoden in der Strömungsmesstechnik
Löffler-Mang: Optische Sensoren

[updated 05.10.2020]
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