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Sensors 2013, 13(2), 1884-1901; doi:10.3390/s130201884
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A Silicon Carbide Wireless Temperature Sensing System for High Temperature Applications

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Received: 5 December 2012 / Revised: 6 January 2013 / Accepted: 11 January 2013 / Published: 1 February 2013
(This article belongs to the Section Physical Sensors)
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Abstract

In this article, an extreme environment-capable temperature sensing system based on state-of-art silicon carbide (SiC) wireless electronics is presented. In conjunction with a Pt-Pb thermocouple, the SiC wireless sensor suite is operable at 450 °C while under centrifugal load greater than 1,000 g. This SiC wireless temperature sensing system is designed to be non-intrusively embedded inside the gas turbine generators, acquiring the temperature information of critical components such as turbine blades, and wirelessly transmitting the information to the receiver located outside the turbine engine. A prototype system was developed and verified up to 450 °C through high temperature lab testing. The combination of the extreme temperature SiC wireless telemetry technology and integrated harsh environment sensors will allow for condition-based in-situ maintenance of power generators and aircraft turbines in field operation, and can be applied in many other industries requiring extreme environment monitoring and maintenance.
Keywords: silicon carbide; high temperature; wireless; temperature sensing; thermocouple; gas turbine silicon carbide; high temperature; wireless; temperature sensing; thermocouple; gas turbine
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