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Actuators 2014, 3(3), 162-181; doi:10.3390/act3030162

Design, Fabrication and Temperature Sensitivity Testing of a Miniature Piezoelectric-Based Sensor for Current Measurements

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Energy Harvesting Laboratory, Department of Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON N2L 3G1, Canada
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Department of Mechanical Engineering, Hamburg University of Technology, Hamburg, 21073, Germany
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Department of Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON N2L 3G1, Canada
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Received: 14 January 2014 / Revised: 3 June 2014 / Accepted: 4 June 2014 / Published: 9 July 2014

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. View Full-Text
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
This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY 3.0).

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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.

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