Advances in Instrumentation Technology

Instrumentation Engineering is the synergistic combination of mechanical engineering, electronic engineering, control engineering, systems design engineering and computer engineering to achieve measurements and control. Material science, sensors & actuators, optics, signal processing, statistics, computation, communication fields are involving in this branch. Health, Agriculture, Aviation, Safety, Security, Space, Manufacturing and Processing Sectors are the application of Instrumentation-Engineering.

Instrumentation involves both measurement and control functions. An early instrumental control system was the thermostatic furnace developed by the Dutch inventor Cornelius Drebbel (1572–1634), in which a thermometer controlled the temperature of a furnace by a system of rods and levers. In 1788 the Scotsman James Watt invented a centrifugal governor to maintain the speed of a steam engine at a predetermined rate.

  • Imaging techniques
  • Materials processing for advanced manufacturing
  • Advanced forming processes