P6.1 - Thick-Film Tilt Sensors: Feasibility Study Example Using Free Convective Motion of an Heating Air Mass
- SENSOR+TEST Conferences 2011
2011-06-07 - 2011-06-09
- Proceedings SENSOR 2011
- P6 - Technology, Materials
- D. Crescini, M. Romani - University of Brescia (Italy)
- 792 - 796
In this application a feasibility study example of thick-film tilt sensor has been presented based on heat transfer by natural convection. The device measures internal changes in heat transfer due to the inclination. The device is functionally equivalent to traditional proof-mass accelerometer. The proof mass in the new thick-film sensor is a gas. The gaseous proofmass provides great advantages over the use of the traditional solid proof mass. A conditioning electronics amplifies the signal variation induced by the inclination compensating the deviation due to the initial asymmetrical values of the bridge arms and their slow variations. Preliminary tests on the first prototypes show an accuracy of about 2% full scale output, repeatability of about 0.2° and resolution better than 0.1 ° over a ± 20° range.