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An Optical Inclinometer Exploiting Magnetic Fluids †

DIEEI, University of Catania, v.le A. Doria 6, 95125 Catania, Italy
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Presented at the Eurosensors 2018 Conference, Graz, Austria, 9–12 September 2018.
Proceedings 2018, 2(13), 764;
Published: 30 November 2018
(This article belongs to the Proceedings of EUROSENSORS 2018)
Among sensors using magnetic fluids, inclinometers are seriously addressed by the scientific community. This paper deals with an optical inclinometer exploiting a ferrofluid (FF) mass, a magnetic shaping system and an InfraRed (IR) readout strategy. A dedicated paradigm is also proposed, with the aim of defining a calibration model relating the inclinometer output quantity to the imposed tilt. The working range of the inclinometer is [−15°–15°]; the sensor accuracy and resolution are 0.61° and 0.005°, respectively. Moreover, the device shows a span-to-resolution ratio of 6 × 103.
Keywords: inclinometer; optical; magnetic fluids; ferrofluid inclinometer; optical; magnetic fluids; ferrofluid
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Andò, B.; Baglio, S.; Marletta, V.; Pistorio, A. An Optical Inclinometer Exploiting Magnetic Fluids. Proceedings 2018, 2, 764.

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Andò B, Baglio S, Marletta V, Pistorio A. An Optical Inclinometer Exploiting Magnetic Fluids. Proceedings. 2018; 2(13):764.

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Andò, Bruno, Salvatore Baglio, Vincenzo Marletta, and Antonio Pistorio. 2018. "An Optical Inclinometer Exploiting Magnetic Fluids" Proceedings 2, no. 13: 764.

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