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A Wireless Passive LC Resonant Sensor Based on LTCC under High-Temperature/Pressure Environments.

Qin L, Shen D, Wei T, Tan Q, Luo T, Zhou Z, Xiong J - Sensors (Basel) (2015)

Bottom Line: Through the theoretical analysis of the sensor structure model, it is found that the increase in the dielectric constant and the decrease in the Young's modulus of DuPont 951 ceramic are the main causes that affect the pressure signal in high-temperature measurement.Through calculations, the Young's modulus of DuPont 951 ceramic is found to decrease rapidly from 120 GPa to 65 GPa within 400 °C.Finally, a temperature compensation structure is proposed and fabricated, and the pressure response after temperature compensation illustrates that temperature drift is significantly reduced compared with that without the temperature compensation structure, which verifies the feasibility the proposed temperature compensation structure.

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Affiliation: Key Laboratory of Instrumentation Science & Dynamic Measurement, Ministry of Education, North University of China, Tai Yuan 030051, China. qinli@nuc.edu.cn.

ABSTRACT
In this work, a wireless passive LC resonant sensor based on DuPont 951 ceramic is proposed and tested in a developed high-temperature/pressure complex environment. The test results show that the measured resonant frequency varies approximately linearly with the applied pressure; simultaneously, high temperature causes pressure signal drift and changes the response sensitivity. Through the theoretical analysis of the sensor structure model, it is found that the increase in the dielectric constant and the decrease in the Young's modulus of DuPont 951 ceramic are the main causes that affect the pressure signal in high-temperature measurement. Through calculations, the Young's modulus of DuPont 951 ceramic is found to decrease rapidly from 120 GPa to 65 GPa within 400 °C. Therefore, the LC resonant pressure sensor needs a temperature compensation structure to eliminate the impact of temperature on pressure measurement. Finally, a temperature compensation structure is proposed and fabricated, and the pressure response after temperature compensation illustrates that temperature drift is significantly reduced compared with that without the temperature compensation structure, which verifies the feasibility the proposed temperature compensation structure.

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Mentions: As shown in Figure 7a, there is a layer of ceramic and a layer of air cavity between two capacitor plates; thus, the sensor capacitance before deformation is calculated as:(3)Cs0=ε0sd+dεrwhere d is the thickness of the layer of ceramic tape, ε0 denotes the permittivity of vacuum, and εr represents the relative permittivity of the substrate ceramic.


A Wireless Passive LC Resonant Sensor Based on LTCC under High-Temperature/Pressure Environments.

Qin L, Shen D, Wei T, Tan Q, Luo T, Zhou Z, Xiong J - Sensors (Basel) (2015)

Pressure sensor model (a) before deformation (b) after deformation.
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sensors-15-16729-f007: Pressure sensor model (a) before deformation (b) after deformation.
Mentions: As shown in Figure 7a, there is a layer of ceramic and a layer of air cavity between two capacitor plates; thus, the sensor capacitance before deformation is calculated as:(3)Cs0=ε0sd+dεrwhere d is the thickness of the layer of ceramic tape, ε0 denotes the permittivity of vacuum, and εr represents the relative permittivity of the substrate ceramic.

Bottom Line: Through the theoretical analysis of the sensor structure model, it is found that the increase in the dielectric constant and the decrease in the Young's modulus of DuPont 951 ceramic are the main causes that affect the pressure signal in high-temperature measurement.Through calculations, the Young's modulus of DuPont 951 ceramic is found to decrease rapidly from 120 GPa to 65 GPa within 400 °C.Finally, a temperature compensation structure is proposed and fabricated, and the pressure response after temperature compensation illustrates that temperature drift is significantly reduced compared with that without the temperature compensation structure, which verifies the feasibility the proposed temperature compensation structure.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Key Laboratory of Instrumentation Science & Dynamic Measurement, Ministry of Education, North University of China, Tai Yuan 030051, China. qinli@nuc.edu.cn.

ABSTRACT
In this work, a wireless passive LC resonant sensor based on DuPont 951 ceramic is proposed and tested in a developed high-temperature/pressure complex environment. The test results show that the measured resonant frequency varies approximately linearly with the applied pressure; simultaneously, high temperature causes pressure signal drift and changes the response sensitivity. Through the theoretical analysis of the sensor structure model, it is found that the increase in the dielectric constant and the decrease in the Young's modulus of DuPont 951 ceramic are the main causes that affect the pressure signal in high-temperature measurement. Through calculations, the Young's modulus of DuPont 951 ceramic is found to decrease rapidly from 120 GPa to 65 GPa within 400 °C. Therefore, the LC resonant pressure sensor needs a temperature compensation structure to eliminate the impact of temperature on pressure measurement. Finally, a temperature compensation structure is proposed and fabricated, and the pressure response after temperature compensation illustrates that temperature drift is significantly reduced compared with that without the temperature compensation structure, which verifies the feasibility the proposed temperature compensation structure.

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