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Sensors 2015, 15(3), 6688-6698; doi:10.3390/s150306688

Development of a Capacitive Ice Sensor to Measure Ice Growth in Real Time

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School of Mechanical Engineering, Pusan National University, 2, Busandaehak-ro 63beon-gil, Geumjeong-gu, Busan 609-735, Korea
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Korea Institute of Industrial Technology, 60beon-gil, Gangseo-gu, Busan 618-230, Korea
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Academic Editor: Vittorio M.N. Passaro
Received: 30 December 2014 / Revised: 27 February 2015 / Accepted: 10 March 2015 / Published: 19 March 2015
(This article belongs to the Section Physical Sensors)
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This paper presents the development of the capacitive sensor to measure the growth of ice on a fuel pipe surface in real time. The ice sensor consists of pairs of electrodes to detect the change in capacitance and a thermocouple temperature sensor to examine the ice formation situation. In addition, an environmental chamber was specially designed to control the humidity and temperature to simulate the ice formation conditions. From the humidity, a water film is formed on the ice sensor, which results in an increase in capacitance. Ice nucleation occurs, followed by the rapid formation of frost ice that decreases the capacitance suddenly. The capacitance is saturated. The developed ice sensor explains the ice growth providing information about the icing temperature in real time. View Full-Text
Keywords: ice sensor; capacitance; temperature; ice growth ice sensor; capacitance; temperature; ice growth
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Zhi, X.; Cho, H.C.; Wang, B.; Ahn, C.H.; Moon, H.S.; Go, J.S. Development of a Capacitive Ice Sensor to Measure Ice Growth in Real Time. Sensors 2015, 15, 6688-6698.

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