I am trying to get a better understanding of measurements and instrumentation before starting an online class next week. I have been reading a text book and came across a concept question I am stuck on a little bit. It was this:
Design a measurement system that could read temperature, output it to a and regulate the temperature of a room. You have a sensor, space heater, and a computer.
Another similar one was:
How would you get the temperature of an oven to a digital output.
I know some of the parts. The sensor would be a sort of thermocouple. You would filter the input and sample it. Do some sort of analog to digital conversion... There are obviously details and parts I'm missing. Putting all of this together is kind of killing my brain though as I just don't get it yet. I would love if someone had the know-how to break it down a little and help me grasp this a little better.