Science & Research
Volume IV - 13.12 Instrumentation
Orientation and Training
|VERSION NO.: 1.3|
Section 13 - Engineering
|EFFECTIVE DATE: 10-01-03||REVISED: 02-14-13|
- 13.12.1 Soldering and Wiring
- 13.12.2 Analog and Digital Meters
- 13.12.3 Oscilloscopes
- 13.12.4 AC and DC Power Supplies
- 13.12.5 Pulse and Function Generators
- 13.12.6 Calibrators and Standards for Electronic Instrumentation
- 13.12.7 Special Purpose Instrumentation
- 13.12.8 Automated Data Collection Systems
To review the fundamentals of good soldering techniques and good wiring practices.
The trainer will introduce the various types of soldering equipment and will review the basic principles of good solder joint production and good wiring practices.
The trainer will present methods and precautions for soldering and working with semiconductor devices.
The trainee will be expected to perform practical exercises assigned by the trainer to gain experience in hardwiring components and circuits.
To introduce the trainee to types of meters, their operating principles, what the meters actually measure, their use, and precautions regarding their use.
The trainer will review the fundamentals of meters and their use. Included in the review will be the following:
- Direct current meters
- d'Arsonval movement
- Alternating current meters
- Peak reading voltmeter
The trainee will perform exercises with meters to gain practical experience in their use, the proper choice of meter for a given application, and interpretation of the manufacturer's specifications for individual meters.
To acquaint the trainee with various oscilloscopes and accessories.
The trainer will introduce oscilloscope equipment and will discuss equipment capabilities for given measurement applications. Among components to be discussed are:
- portable oscilloscopes—line and battery powered
- digital storage oscilloscopes
- vertical amplifiers
- time bases—normal and delaying
- differential comparators
- probes, their selection and use
The trainee will be expected to gain familiarity with oscilloscope equipment and its use through practical experiments assigned by the trainer. The trainee is also encouraged to experiment with the equipment independently—to learn how to select the proper equipment for a given measurement and to become aware of equipment strengths and limitations.
To introduce the trainee to AC and DC power supplies.
The trainer will present the AC and DC power supplies, including transformers, batteries, generators, and solar cells, and will instruct the trainee in their applications and use.
The trainee will be expected to become familiar with these devices through practical exercises assigned by the trainer.
To introduce the trainee to pulse and function generating equipment.
The trainer will present the pulse and function generating equipment and will instruct the trainee in its use.
The trainee will be expected to become familiar with the equipment through practical exercises assigned by the trainer.
To introduce the trainee to laboratory standard instruments, standard calibrators, and local operating procedures regarding their use.
The trainer will present the calibration standards and standard electronic instrumentation. Types of standard instruments to be introduced will include:
- voltage standards
- current standards
- frequency standards
- time standards
- resistance/impedance standards
In addition, local policy, procedures, and constraints regarding their use will be covered.
To introduce the trainee to instrumentation for making special purpose measurements and for acquiring/accumulating specialized data.
The trainer will introduce the special purpose instrumentation and describe its use.
The trainee will be expected to gain practical experience with the equipment through exercises assigned by the trainer.
To provide the trainee with an introduction to the types of automated data collection systems and their use.
The trainer will introduce automated data collection systems and their interface with data gathering sensor systems. Basic programmable calculator programming and "canned" programs will be presented.