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Sensor Fundamentals Webcast Series

This seven-part webcast series covers the basics for common sensor and signal measurements. Each session provides an overview of how specific sensors work, how to take measurements with those sensors, and how to reduce potential sources of error in your system. The series is intended for engineers, scientists, and technicians who need to acquire accurate measurements as part of their test, monitoring, or control systems.

Each of these webcasts last approximatively 20 to 30 min


Introduction to Data Acquisition Basics

Learn about concepts and terminology associated with data acquisition and the key components and considerations for taking measurements.

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Strain Measurements

Learn the basics of strain gage operations, how bridge-based measurements work, as well as possible sources of error in a strain measurement system and how to reduce or eliminate them.

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Load, Pressure, and Torque Measurements

Discuss bridge-based measurements and how to integrate them into your system. Learn about signal conditioning and reducing sources of error in your load, pressure, and torque measurements.

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Voltage, Current, and Power Measurements

Explore the fundamentals of creating AC/DC voltage, current, and power quality/monitoring measurement systems. Watch a demonstration, review instrumentation considerations, and cover methods for reducing potential sources of error.

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Temperature Measurements

Review considerations for taking temperature measurements using thermocouples, resistance temperature detectors, or thermistors. Learn about sensor basics, how to connect sensors to your instruments, the importance of signal conditioning requirements, and how to reduce errors in your measurement system.

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Sound and Vibration Measurements

Learn about fundamental concepts and the basic requirements for taking sound and vibration measurements. Watch a demonstration and review the appropriate signal processing techniques to reduce sources of error.

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Position and Frequency Measurements

Hear an overview of encoders and counters and how you can use them take position and frequency measurements. Watch a demonstration, see how to connect these sensors in your system, and learn how to reduce quantization error in your measurement.

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