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Application of an excess number of piezoresistors for the improvement of the properties of piezoresistive sensors
Author(s): Janusz Zelezik
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Paper Abstract

The paper presents a method allowing to reduce the initial offset voltage in piezoresistive sensors. It has been suggested in the work that the number of piezoresistors formed on the surface of the membrane should exceed 4, and the active elements should be selected for the bridge according to the offset minimization criterion during the spike measurements of the structures. A few execution versions of excess piezoresistors have been analyzed, carrying out simulation calculations for each of them to evaluate their performance. In the opinion of the author, the results of the calculations, presented in this tabular and graphic forms, are encouraging. The reduction of the offset voltage entails also the reduction of the temperature zero error. Lower offset and smaller temperature zero error in the crude sensors result in better quality of the sensors after the compensation of errors.

Paper Details

Date Published: 13 February 1997
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 3054, Optoelectronic and Electronic Sensors II, (13 February 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.266692
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Janusz Zelezik, Silesian Technical Univ. (Poland)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3054:
Optoelectronic and Electronic Sensors II
Zdzislaw Jankiewicz; Henryk Madura, Editor(s)

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