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Influence of Shielding Arrangement on ECT Sensors
ETSI Informática, Universidad de Granada. C/ Periodista Daniel Saucedo s/n ,18071, Granada, Spain
CIEMAT. Avda. Complutense 22, 28040 Madrid, Spain
ETSI Informática, UNED. C/ Juan del Rosal 16, 28040, Madrid, Spain
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Received: 15 May 2006; Accepted: 21 September 2006 / Published: 22 September 2006
Abstract: This paper presents a full 3D study of a shielded ECT sensor. The spatialresolution and effective sensing field are obtained by means of Finite Element Methodbased simulations and are the compared to a conventional sensor's characteristics. Aneffective improvement was found in the sensitivity in the pipe cross-section, resulting inenhanced quality of the reconstructed image. The sensing field along the axis of the sensoralso presents better behaviour for a shielded sensor.
Keywords: Electrical Capacitance Tomography sensor; Finite Element Method; shielding arrangement; standing capacitance; sensitivity map; sensing field; reconstructed image
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Olmos, A.M.; Primicia, J.A.; Marron, J.L.F. Influence of Shielding Arrangement on ECT Sensors. Sensors 2006, 6, 1118-1127.
Olmos AM, Primicia JA, Marron JLF. Influence of Shielding Arrangement on ECT Sensors. Sensors. 2006; 6(9):1118-1127.
Olmos, A. M.; Primicia, J. A.; Marron, J. L.F. 2006. "Influence of Shielding Arrangement on ECT Sensors." Sensors 6, no. 9: 1118-1127.