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Actuators 2014, 3(3), 162-181; doi:10.3390/act3030162
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Design, Fabrication and Temperature Sensitivity Testing of a Miniature Piezoelectric-Based Sensor for Current Measurements

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Received: 14 January 2014; in revised form: 3 June 2014 / Accepted: 4 June 2014 / Published: 9 July 2014
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Abstract: Grid capacity, reliability, and efficient distribution of power have been major challenges for traditional power grids in the past few years. Reliable and efficient distribution within these power grids will continue to depend on the development of lighter and more efficient sensing units with lower costs in order to measure current and detect failures across the grid. The objective of this paper is to present the development of a miniature piezoelectric-based sensor for AC current measurements in single conductors, which are used in power transmission lines. Additionally presented in this paper are the thermal testing results for the sensor to assess its robustness for various operating temperatures.
Keywords: AC current sensor; piezoelectric sensor; non-intrusive sensor; PZT; bimorph; force on a magnet; AC magnetic field; smart grid AC current sensor; piezoelectric sensor; non-intrusive sensor; PZT; bimorph; force on a magnet; AC magnetic field; smart grid
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Lao, S.B.; Chauhan, S.S.; Pollock, T.E.; Schröder, T.; Cho, I.S.; Salehian, A. Design, Fabrication and Temperature Sensitivity Testing of a Miniature Piezoelectric-Based Sensor for Current Measurements. Actuators 2014, 3, 162-181.

AMA Style

Lao SB, Chauhan SS, Pollock TE, Schröder T, Cho IS, Salehian A. Design, Fabrication and Temperature Sensitivity Testing of a Miniature Piezoelectric-Based Sensor for Current Measurements. Actuators. 2014; 3(3):162-181.

Chicago/Turabian Style

Lao, Steven B.; Chauhan, Shamsheer S.; Pollock, Tim E.; Schröder, Thorben; Cho, In S.; Salehian, Armaghan. 2014. "Design, Fabrication and Temperature Sensitivity Testing of a Miniature Piezoelectric-Based Sensor for Current Measurements." Actuators 3, no. 3: 162-181.


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