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Sensors 2017, 17(7), 1663;

Thermal Anemometry Grid Sensor

Technische Universitaet Dresden, AREVA Endowed Chair of Imaging Techniques in Energy and Process Engineering, 01062 Dresden, Germany
Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf, Institute of Fluid Dynamics, P.O. Box 510119, 01314 Dresden, Germany
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Received: 1 June 2017 / Revised: 14 July 2017 / Accepted: 17 July 2017 / Published: 19 July 2017
(This article belongs to the Section Physical Sensors)
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A novel thermal anemometry grid sensor was developed for the simultaneous measurement of cross-sectional temperature and axial velocity distribution in a fluid flow. The sensor consists of a set of platinum resistors arranged in a regular grid. Each platinum resistor allows the simultaneous measurement of fluid temperature via electrical resistance and flow velocity via constant voltage thermal anemometry. Cross-sectional measurement was enabled by applying a special multiplexing-excitation scheme. In this paper, we present the design and characterization of a prototypical sensor for measurements in a range of very low velocities. View Full-Text
Keywords: temperature measurement; thermal anemometry; grid sensor temperature measurement; thermal anemometry; grid sensor

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Arlit, M.; Schleicher, E.; Hampel, U. Thermal Anemometry Grid Sensor. Sensors 2017, 17, 1663.

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