366.071 Sensor Systems
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2020W, VO, 2.0h, 3.0EC

Properties

  • Semester hours: 2.0
  • Credits: 3.0
  • Type: VO Lecture
  • Format: Distance Learning

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to ...

  • to explain fundamental MEMS-related deposition techniques for thin films (PVD, CVD), to evaluate their corresponding features, advantages and disadvantages as well as important application areas in devices.
  • to outline the basics of optical lithography and to describe relevant process steps in photolithography.
  • to comprehensively explain dry and wet-chemical etching processes used in MEMS, to analyze their corresponding features, advantages and disadvantages as well as application areas for device realization.
  • to analyze the advantages and disadvantages of the modeling of MEMS devices based on the finite element method.
  • to describe the main features of the finite element method.
  • to give an overview of typical physical sensors (strain, pressure, acceleration, yaw rate, flow, temperature).
  • to explain the basic principle of operation for typical physical sensors (strain, pressure, acceleration, rate of rotation, flow, temperature), to evaluate different realization concepts in MEMS devices and to analyze typical fields of application.
  • to describe MEMS sensor applications in automobiles (injector flow sensors, inertial sensors), to explain their functionality, to explain the advantages and disadvantages of these sensors and analyze the manufacturing requirements.
  • to explain the physical fundamentals of thermoelectric generators for energy harvesting and explain their application for self-powered sensor nodes in aircrafts.

Subject of course

The lecture is divided into 3 sections: in the first, key technologies for the realization of MEMS (micro electromechanical systems) sensors are presented. These include PVD (physical vapor deposition) and CVD (chemical vapor deposition) based thin film disposition techniques as well as fundamentals of optical lithography and etching. In addition, we present theoretical principles for modeling MEMS devices based on the finite element method. Furthermore, some examples are discussed to demonstrate the limits of FEM. In the second section, various realization concepts for MEMS are evaluated to sense physical quantities such as pressure, acceleration, rotation rate, flow and temperature. The fundamental principles of operation are explained, and typical application areas are introduced. In the third section, specific sensors for selected physical quantities and their integration into technical systems, such as automobiles or aircrafts, are introduced. Also actual research topics, such as the local energy supply of sensor nodes from the environment (energy harvesting), are addressed. It is the main goal of the lecture to provide to the students basic MEMS knowledge ranging from technology aspects via device realization to the system integration of selected MEMS sensor elements. The presentation and discussion of selected examples from actual research topics in the field of MEMS sensors as well as energy harvesting complete the lecture.

Teaching methods

Lecture

Mode of examination

Written

Additional information

IMPORTANT:

Due to the Covid-19 situation, the lecture is offered in a distance learning format this semester.
Date: Wednesdays from 8-10 a.m.

To ensure that all students receive the links to the online lecture in a timely manner, we ask for registration in TISS.
The link to the respective lecture will be displayed here in time. The number of registrations is not limited.

Due to the new regulations for future face to face exams, we are planning to offer only ONLINE, but still written exams in WS 2020.

Link to lecture on 2020-01-20:

Ulrich Schmid lädt Sie zu einem geplanten Zoom-Meeting ein.  

Lecture: LV Sensorik und Sensorsysteme - Energy Harvesting am Flugzeug
Time: 20.Jan.2021 07:30 AM Amsterdam, Berlin, Rom, Stockholm, Wien  

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Meeting-ID: 970 7999 2318


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Lecturers

Institute

Course dates

DayTimeDateLocationDescription
Wed08:00 - 10:0007.10.2020 - 20.01.2021 Links to the respective online dates will be announced in good time (LIVE)Lecture
Sensor Systems - Single appointments
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Wed07.10.202008:00 - 10:00 Links to the respective online dates will be announced in good timeLecture
Wed14.10.202008:00 - 10:00 Links to the respective online dates will be announced in good timeLecture
Wed21.10.202008:00 - 10:00 Links to the respective online dates will be announced in good timeLecture
Wed28.10.202008:00 - 10:00 Links to the respective online dates will be announced in good timeLecture
Wed04.11.202008:00 - 10:00 Links to the respective online dates will be announced in good timeLecture
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Wed13.01.202108:00 - 10:00 Links to the respective online dates will be announced in good timeLecture
Wed20.01.202108:00 - 10:00 Links to the respective online dates will be announced in good timeLecture

Examination modalities

Multiple opportunities during the academic year for written exams.

Exams

DayTimeDateRoomMode of examinationApplication timeApplication modeExam
Wed15:00 - 17:0017.11.2021 Link wird per e-Mail ausgesendetwritten01.10.2021 08:00 - 15.11.2021 23:59TISSOnline-Prüfung WS 2020
Wed15:00 - 17:0015.12.2021 Link wird per e-Mail ausgesendetwritten01.10.2021 08:00 - 13.12.2021 23:59TISSOnline-Prüfung WS 2020
Wed15:00 - 17:0026.01.2022 Link will be announced in timewritten01.10.2021 08:00 - 24.01.2022 23:59TISSHauptprüfung WS 2021 online
Wed15:00 - 17:0002.02.2022 Link will be announced in timewritten01.10.2021 08:00 - 31.01.2022 23:59TISSOnline-Prüfung WS 2021

Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
01.10.2020 08:00 20.01.2021 23:59 20.01.2021 23:59

Curricula

Literature

Lecture slides are available in TISS.

Further literature:

U. Mescheder:
    Mikrosystemtechnik
    Konzept und Anwendungen
    Teubner-Verlag, Stuttgart
    ISBN 3-519-06256-9


G. Gerlach, W. Dötzel
    Grundlagen der Mikrosystemtechnik
    Hanser Verlag, München
    ISBN 3-446-18395-7

W. Menz, J. Mohr:
    Mikrosystemtechnik für Ingenieure
    VCH, Weinheim
    ISBN: 3-527-294055-8

M. Madou:
    Fundamentals of Microfabrication
    CRC Press, Boca Raton
    ISBN: 0-8493-9451-1

Language

German