1st Edition

Industrial and Laboratory Measuring Systems Sensors, Distributed, Modular and Wireless Systems

By Josef Vedral Copyright 2024
    490 Pages 98 Color & 265 B/W Illustrations
    by River Publishers

    This book describes the types and properties of computer controlled industrial and laboratory measuring systems for data acquisition and the processing signals of typical physical sensors. It is intended for users and designers of digital measurement systems working in laboratories and industry, scientific and research environments, and students taking relevant courses.

    An overview of the properties of these sensors used in laboratory and industrial environments is provided. The chapters describe the properties of computers used in measurement systems, including plug-in cards and the IEEE-488 protocol. The following chapters describe the types and properties of distributed and modular measuring systems and systems using data networks, including wireless measuring systems. The final chapters describe methods of digitization, reconstruction and signal processing in measurement systems in time and frequency domains.

    1. Specifics of Measuring Systems

    2. Typical Sensors of Physical Quantities

    3. Personal Computers in Measuring Systems

    4. Measurement Systems Based on IEEE-488

    5. Plug-in Card Measuring Systems

    6. Distributed Measurement Systems

    7. Modular Measuring Systems

    8. Measurement Systems Based on Data Networks

    9. Wireless Measuring Systems

    10. Digitizing and Reconstruction of Continuous Signals

    11. Signal Processing in Measurement Systems


    Josef Vedral is a graduate of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering CTU in Prague. From 1971 to 1974 he worked at the Research Institute of Aviation Technology on the development of measuring systems for data collection. In 1976, he defended his doctoral thesis and in 1990 he obtained his habilitation in the field of measuring technology at the CTU in Prague. Between 1975 and 1980, he participated in the development of liquid and gas chromatography measuring systems at the company Laboratory Instruments. Between 1981 and 1990 he participated in the development of CAMAC modular measuring systems at the Research Institute of Nuclear Technology Instruments. In the following years, he participated in the research of methods of measuring the dynamic properties of digitizers in the time and frequency domain. Between 2012 and 2020 he led two projects of the Technology Agency of the Czech Republic in the field of non-disassembly diagnostics of HV electrical machines. He is the author of 82 scientific articles in foreign journals, 12 CZ patents, 12 university textbooks in CZ and 3 textbooks in EN.