EE283 Electrical Measurement Lab


Catalog description

EE283. Electrical Measurement Lab
Credits: 1
A laboratory for the development of measurement techniques and use of electrical instruments for the measurement of various electrical quantities. One two-hour lab per week.
Co-Requisite: EE-211

This course is the lab that normally goes with the EE211 circuits course. I expect to be the lead instructor and teach four of the eight sections for the Fall 2017 semester. This web page will be used for providing common resources for students in the class. Currently, some of the information provided below is still in a preliminary or draft form. A draft copy of the syllabus is posted. There may be minor corrections before it becomes final.

The exercise descriptions include the two digital projects (#3, #7), one each for combinational logic (a 7 segment decoder) and one for sequential logic (a 3 digit counter). (Both were revisions of what had been done in earlier offerings in this course.) All of the laboratory exercises are now available in at least preliminary form. Some are less complete than others (#6, #8). It is possible the the order of #2 and #3 will be switched.

In addition to these two projects, a PSpice tutorial was developed which may prove helpful. This may need revision for the most recent ORCAD/PSpice version. You should be able to obtain a free limited/student version of the current edition for your own computer. The debugging guide is likely to be helpful for the two digital projects. The Engineering Laboratory Reports Manual will also be useful, especially the material on preparing graphs and schematics.

All sections of EE283 are expected to follow this same syllabus and use these same laboratory exercises. The instuctors will coordinate to make policies and grading as consistent as possible across all sections.

Note: Lab #4 has been revised, and will be done on the date given for Lab #5 in the syllabus. The following lab exercises slip backward one week each.

Syllabus and Laboratory Exercises

Fall 2018 Materials (to date):
  • EE283 Syllabus Fall 2018
  • Lab 1: Resistance Measurements
  • Lab 2: DMM and VOM Impeadances, Maximum Power Transfer
  • Lab 3: KVL and KCL Measurements, Node Analysis
  • Lab 4: Superposition, Thevenin, Norton
  • Practical Exam #1 (DC) from 2015
  • Solutions to above lab exam

  • PSPICE Tutorial
  • PSPICE Graph Editing
  • Lab Equipment Tutorial
  • Fall 2017 materials:
  • EE283 Syllabus Fall 2017
  • Lab 1: Introduction
  • Lab 2: DC Circuits Analysis
  • Lab 3: Combinational Logic Project
  • Lab 4: AC Components: R,C,L (revised)
  • Lab 5: AC Resonance, Filter
  • Lab 6: AC Circuit Analysis (Kirchoff)
  • Lab 7: Sequential Logic (counter)
  •  Lab 7 supplement (in-lab)
  • Lab 8: Transformers, Diodes, Power supplies
  • Lab 9: Op amps, feedback

  • Lab Equipment Tutorial
  • Digital SSI debugging guide
  • PSpice tutorial(1.5MB)
  • Engineering laboratory reports Manual