Development of a Magnetostrictive FeNi Coated Surface Acoustic Wave Current Sensor
AbstractA magnetostrictive FeNi-coated surface acoustic wave (SAW)-based current sensor was proposed in this work. The weak remanence and hysteresis effect of the FeNi itself contributes to suppress the asymmetry in sensor response at increasing and decreasing current. The sensor response was simulated by solving the coupled electromechanical field equation in layered structure considering the magnetostrictive effect and an approach of effective dielectric constant. The effects from the aspect ratio and thickness of the FeNi film on sensor response were analyzed to determine the optimal design parameters. Differential oscillation structure was used to form the sensor, in which, the FeNi thin film was deposited along the SAW propagation of the sensor chip by using RF magnetron sputtering. The magnetostrictive effect of the FeNi coating induced by the magnetic loading generates the perturbation in SAW velocity, and corresponding oscillation frequency. High sensitivity of 10.7 KHz/A, good linearity and repeatability, lower hysteresis error of 0.97% were obtained from the developed prototype 150 MHz SAW FeNi coated current sensor. View Full-Text
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Tong, J.; Jia, Y.; Wang, W.; Wang, Y.; Wang, S.; Liu, X.; Lei, Y. Development of a Magnetostrictive FeNi Coated Surface Acoustic Wave Current Sensor. Appl. Sci. 2017, 7, 755.
Tong J, Jia Y, Wang W, Wang Y, Wang S, Liu X, Lei Y. Development of a Magnetostrictive FeNi Coated Surface Acoustic Wave Current Sensor. Applied Sciences. 2017; 7(8):755.Chicago/Turabian Style
Tong, Jie; Jia, Yana; Wang, Wen; Wang, Yang; Wang, Shiyue; Liu, Xinlu; Lei, Yuqing. 2017. "Development of a Magnetostrictive FeNi Coated Surface Acoustic Wave Current Sensor." Appl. Sci. 7, no. 8: 755.
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