Performance Analysis of the Ironless Inductive Position Sensor in the Large Hadron Collider Collimators Environment
AbstractThe Ironless Inductive Position Sensor (I2PS) has been introduced as a valid alternative to Linear Variable Differential Transformers (LVDTs) when external magnetic fields are present. Potential applications of this linear position sensor can be found in critical systems such as nuclear plants, tokamaks, satellites and particle accelerators. This paper analyzes the performance of the I2PS in the harsh environment of the collimators of the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), where position uncertainties of less than 20 µm are demanded in the presence of nuclear radiation and external magnetic fields. The I2PS has been targeted for installation for LHC Run 2, in order to solve the magnetic interference problem which standard LVDTs are experiencing. The paper describes in detail the chain of systems which belong to the new I2PS measurement task, their impact on the sensor performance and their possible further optimization. The I2PS performance is analyzed evaluating the position uncertainty (on 30 s), the magnetic immunity and the long-term stability (on 7 days). These three indicators are assessed from data acquired during the LHC operation in 2015 and compared with those of LVDTs. View Full-Text
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Danisi, A.; Masi, A.; Losito, R. Performance Analysis of the Ironless Inductive Position Sensor in the Large Hadron Collider Collimators Environment. Sensors 2015, 15, 28592-28602.
Danisi A, Masi A, Losito R. Performance Analysis of the Ironless Inductive Position Sensor in the Large Hadron Collider Collimators Environment. Sensors. 2015; 15(11):28592-28602.Chicago/Turabian Style
Danisi, Alessandro; Masi, Alessandro; Losito, Roberto. 2015. "Performance Analysis of the Ironless Inductive Position Sensor in the Large Hadron Collider Collimators Environment." Sensors 15, no. 11: 28592-28602.