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Liquid level sensing based on laser differential confocal detectors
Author(s): Haibo Gao; Chunshi Fan; Li Zhang; Yao Hu
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Paper Abstract

Liquid level measurement plays an important part in industry and daily life. Applications include oil tanks, gasoline stations and public water supplies. Traditional electronic sensors cannot satisfy the demands in harsh environments. Recently, optical sensors have been particularly attractive in these applications. We propose a sensing method based on laser differential confocal detectors for discrete or continuous liquid level sensing. No target or supplementary device need to be immersed into the liquid. The sensitivity of the liquid level is about 0.01 mm with current systematic parameters. Measurement experiment of simulated liquid surface with a reflective mirror is carried out to verify the method.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 January 2015
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 9444, International Seminar on Photonics, Optics, and Its Applications (ISPhOA 2014), 94440A (9 January 2015); doi: 10.1117/12.2074894
Show Author Affiliations
Haibo Gao, Beijing Institute of Technology (China)
Chunshi Fan, China Academy of Space Technology (China)
Li Zhang, Tsinghua Univ. (China)
Yao Hu, Beijing Institute of Technology (China)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9444:
International Seminar on Photonics, Optics, and Its Applications (ISPhOA 2014)
Aulia Nasution, Editor(s)

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