Module: Process Measurement Engineering


Process Measurement EngineeringLecture2Summer Semester
Process Measurement EngineeringRecitation Section (large)1Summer Semester

Module Responsibility:

Prof. Roland Harig

Admission Requirements:


Recommended Previous Knowledge:

Fundamental principles of electrical engineering and measurement technology

Educational Objectives:

Professional Competence

Theoretical Knowledge

The students possess an understanding of complex, state-of-the-art process measurement equipment. They can relate devices and procedures to a variety of commonly used measurement and communications technology.


The students are capable of modeling and evaluating complex systems of sensing devices as well as associated communications systems. An emphasis is placed on a system-oriented understanding of the measurement equipment.

Personal Competence

Social Competence

Students can communicate the discussed technologies using the English language.


Students are capable of gathering necessary information from provided references and relate this information to the lecture. They are able to continually reflect their knowledge by means of activities that accompany the lecture. Based on respective feedback, students are expected to adjust their individual learning process. They are able to draw connections between their knowledge obtained in this lecture and the content of other lectures (e.g. Fundamentals of Electrical Engineering, Analysis, Stochastic Processes, Communication Systems).

ECTS-Credit Points Module:



Oral exam

Workload in Hours:

Independent Study Time: 78, Study Time in Lecture: 42

Course: Process Measurement Engineering


Roland Harig


German & English


Summer Semester


  • Process measurement engineering in the context of process control engineering
    • Challenges of process measurement engineering
    • Instrumentation of processes
    • Classification of pickups
  • Systems theory in process measurement engineering
    • Generic linear description of pickups
    • Mathematical description of two-port systems
    • Fourier and Laplace transformation
  • Correlational measurement
    • Wide band signals
    • Auto- and cross-correlation function and their applications
    • Fault-free operation of correlational methods
  • Transmission of analog and digital measurement signals
    • Modulation process (amplitude and frequency modulation)
    • Multiplexing
    • Analog to digital converter


- Färber: „Prozeßrechentechnik“, Springer-Verlag 1994

- Kiencke, Kronmüller: „Meßtechnik“, Springer Verlag Berlin Heidelberg, 1995

- A. Ambardar: „Analog and Digital Signal Processing“ (1), PWS Publishing Company, 1995, NTC 339

- A. Papoulis: „Signal Analysis“ (1), McGraw-Hill, 1987, NTC 312 (LB)

- M. Schwartz: „Information Transmission, Modulation and Noise“ (3,4), McGraw-Hill, 1980, 2402095

- S. Haykin: „Communication Systems“ (1,3), Wiley&Sons, 1983, 2419072

- H. Sheingold: „Analog-Digital Conversion Handbook“ (5), Prentice-Hall, 1986, 2440072

- J. Fraden: „AIP Handbook of Modern Sensors“ (5,6), American Institute of Physics, 1993, MTB 346