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Sensor Measurement Fundamentals Webcast Series

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.

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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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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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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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