This book is based on my lecture notes from the course “Measurement technology” at my previous position in the Department of Agricultural Sciences at the University of Helsinki.
The book has two parts:
The beginning covers the basics of the theory needed to understand proper sampling and planning of measurement systems. It also covers basics of data loggers and sensor connections. The book doesn’t cover sensor, this information is difficult to keep up to date and there are several books focusing on sensors already.
The second part covers the basics of Python, Scientific Python with applications to spectral analysis and digital filtering. The focus is on examples in signal processing.
Dr. Pastell works is a researcher working mainly on Precision Livestock Farming in the Natural Resources Institute Finland (Luke). His area of research is measuring and modeling animal health and behavior and he has published several papers from the field.
He used to work in the University of Helsinki for almost 10 years teaching courses in Measurement systems, Automation and Livestock Production Technology to students in Agrotechnology. He was also one of the instructors of the Finnish team in the Field Robot Event for 3 years.