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In this paper, the characterization of ionic polymer-metal composite (IPMC)-based sensors, for possible applications related to biological systems, with respect to the influence of environmental temperature and relative humidity is investigated. This paper is second in a row devoted to the characterization of IPMC transducers with respect to the aforementioned influencing quantities. The characterization is performed by statistically investigating sensing signals in typical working conditions, and the experiments performed show that, for the investigated ranges, the effects of relative humidity are much more evident than the corresponding effects produced by temperature changes. The results reported give information that integrated IPMC transducer models, which are introduced so far, contribute to better exploit this novel technology.
Instrumentation and Measurement, IEEE Transactions on (Volume:60 , Issue: 8 )
Date of Publication: Aug. 2011