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A Linear Variable Differential Capacitive Transducer for Sensing Planar Angles

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3 Author(s)
George, B. ; Tech. Univ. of Graz, Graz ; Madhu Mohan, N. ; Kumar, V.J.

A linear variable differential capacitive transducer for the measurement of planar angles (from 0deg to 360deg) is presented in this paper. The sensor part of the transducer is made of parallel plates of standard and easy-to-fabricate shapes, and the signal-conditioning electronics are realized, employing a couple of simple relaxation oscillators. The output of the transducer is only dictated by a pair of dc reference voltages, and hence, high accuracy and linearity over the entire range (from 0deg to 360deg) are easily obtained by the use of precision dc reference voltages. Detailed analysis indicates that the sensitivity of the transducer is minimal for variations in different parameters. Experimental results obtained on a prototype transducer that has been built and tested establish the efficacy of the proposed transducer. The worst-case error of the prototype transducer is found to be less than 0.1%.

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Instrumentation and Measurement, IEEE Transactions on  (Volume:57 ,  Issue: 4 )

Date of Publication:

April 2008

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