Bridge Measurement Analysis
NAVAL ACADEMY ANNAPOLIS MD DEPT OF WEAPONS AND SYSTEMS ENGINEERING
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At the United States Academy there are several engineering majors, including Systems Engineering. This program offers excellent systems integration education. In particular the major concentrates on control of electrical, computer and mechanical systems. In addition to several tracks, students have the opportunity to independently research a field of interest. This is a great opportunity for teachers and students to pursue more in-depth analyses. This paper will describe one such experiment in the field of metrology. Very often engineering laboratories at undergraduate schools are well equipped with power supplies, signal generators, oscilloscopes and general-purpose multimeters. This set allows teachers and students to set up test-beds for most of the basic electronics circuits studied in different engineering tracks. Modern instrumentation is in general user-friendly and students like using the equipment. However, students are often not aware that there are two pieces of information necessary to establish a measurement result the numerical value of the measured quantity and the uncertainty with which that measurement was performed. In order to achieve high measurement accuracy, more complex measurement systems must be developed. This paper will describe the process of analyzing a bridge measurement using MATLAB.
- Electrical and Electronic Equipment
- Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods
- Electricity and Magnetism