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Pressure sensing using low-cost microstrip antenna sensor
Author(s): J. Yao; C. C. Xu; A. Mears; M. Jaguan; S. Tjuatja; H. Huang
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Paper Abstract

This paper presents a novel pressure sensor consisting of a low-cost microstrip patch antenna placed a distance from a metal reflection plate. The pressure applied on the plate changes the distance between the metal plate and the patch antenna, which shifts the resonant frequency of the antenna sensor. The operation principle of the pressure sensor is firstly presented. Subsequently, the design and fabrication of the antenna sensor as well as the electromagnetic (EM) simulations of its response to the applied pressure are described. Finally, static experiments are performed to validate the performance of the pressure sensor and the results are discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 27 March 2015
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 9435, Sensors and Smart Structures Technologies for Civil, Mechanical, and Aerospace Systems 2015, 943537 (27 March 2015); doi: 10.1117/12.2084283
Show Author Affiliations
J. Yao, The Univ. of Texas at Arlington (United States)
C. C. Xu, The Univ. of Texas at Arlington (United States)
A. Mears, The Univ. of Texas at Arlington (United States)
M. Jaguan, The Univ. of Texas at Arlington (United States)
S. Tjuatja, The Univ. of Texas at Arlington (United States)
H. Huang, The Univ. of Texas at Arlington (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9435:
Sensors and Smart Structures Technologies for Civil, Mechanical, and Aerospace Systems 2015
Jerome P. Lynch, Editor(s)

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