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Sensors 2015, 15(7), 16136-16152;

A Novel Permanent Magnetic Angular Acceleration Sensor

College of Information Engineering, Zhejiang University of Technology, Hangzhou 310023, China
Nanhu College, Jiaxing University, Jiaxing 314001, China
College of Automation, Hangzhou Dianzi University, Hangzhou 310018, China
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Academic Editor: Andreas Hütten
Received: 8 April 2015 / Revised: 11 June 2015 / Accepted: 29 June 2015 / Published: 3 July 2015
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Magnetic Sensor Device-Part 1)
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Angular acceleration is an important parameter for status monitoring and fault diagnosis of rotary machinery. Therefore, we developed a novel permanent magnetic angular acceleration sensor, which is without rotation angle limitations and could directly measure the instantaneous angular acceleration of the rotating system. The sensor rotor only needs to be coaxially connected with the rotating system, which enables convenient sensor installation. For the cup structure of the sensor rotor, it has a relatively small rotational inertia. Due to the unique mechanical structure of the sensor, the output signal of the sensor can be directed without a slip ring, which avoids signal weakening effect. In this paper, the operating principle of the sensor is described, and simulated using finite element method. The sensitivity of the sensor is calibrated by torsional pendulum and angle sensor, yielding an experimental result of about 0.88 mV/(rad·s−2). Finally, the angular acceleration of the actual rotating system has been tested, using both a single-phase asynchronous motor and a step motor. Experimental result confirms the operating principle of the sensor and indicates that the sensor has good practicability. View Full-Text
Keywords: sensor; electromagnetic induction; FEM analysis; calibration and testing sensor; electromagnetic induction; FEM analysis; calibration and testing

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