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Development of metamaterial based low cost passive wireless temperature sensor
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Paper Abstract

Wireless passive temperature sensors are gaining increasing attention due to the ever-growing need of precise monitoring of temperature in high temperature energy conversion systems such as gas turbines and coal-based power plants. Unfortunately, the harsh environment such as high temperature and corrosive atmosphere present in these systems limits current solutions. In order to alleviate these issues, this paper presents the design, simulation, and manufacturing process of a low cost, passive, and wireless temperature sensor that can withstand high temperature and harsh environment. The temperature sensor was designed following the principle of metamaterials by utilizing Closed Ring Resonators (CRR) embedded in a dielectric matrix. The proposed wireless, passive temperature sensor behaves like an LC circuit that has a resonance frequency that depends on temperature. A full wave electromagnetic solver Ansys Ansoft HFSS was used to perform simulations to determine the optimum dimensions and geometry of the sensor unit. The sensor unit was prepared by conventional powder-binder compression method. Commercially available metal washers were used as CRR structures and Barium Titanate (BTO) was used as the dielectric materials. Response of the fabricated sensor at room temperature was analyzed using a pair of horn antenna connected with a network analyzer.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 March 2014
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 9061, Sensors and Smart Structures Technologies for Civil, Mechanical, and Aerospace Systems 2014, 90612K (8 March 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2045242
Show Author Affiliations
Hasanul Karim, The Univ. of Texas at El Paso (United States)
Mohammad Arif Ishtiaq Shuvo, The Univ. of Texas at El Paso (United States)
Diego Delfin, The Univ. of Texas at El Paso (United States)
Yirong Lin, The Univ. of Texas at El Paso (United States)
Ahsan Choudhuri, The Univ. of Texas at El Paso (United States)
R. C. Rumpf, The Univ. of Texas at El Paso (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9061:
Sensors and Smart Structures Technologies for Civil, Mechanical, and Aerospace Systems 2014
Jerome P. Lynch; Kon-Well Wang; Hoon Sohn, Editor(s)

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