Learn the Basics of Common Sensor and Signal Measurements
View these introductory webcasts to learn the fundamentals of a particular measurement application, from theory to practice.
This five-part, interactive 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.
Data Acquisition Basics and Terminology
Learn about concepts and terminology associated with data acquisition and the key components and considerations for taking 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.
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.
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.