Novel uniaxial anemometer containing NTC thick film segmented thermistors
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AuthorsMenićanin, Aleksandar B.
Aleksić, Obrad S.
Nikolić, Maria Vesna
Savić, Slavica M.
Radojčić, B. M.
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A novel uniaxial anemometer was created using a NTC thick film segmented thermistor to measure wind speed and direction. The anemometer operated on the principle of heat loss caused by the air volume flow and air speed. A NTC segmented thermistor served as a wind sensor in the anemometer. It was self-heated by a DC constant voltage. The self-heated DC current through the thermistor was changed by heat loss due to resistivity changes. The wind speed was varied from 1 to 15 m/s for different input air temperatures in the range of -20 to +40°C. The wind direction was determined by measuring voltage differences on the inner electrodes of the NTC segmented thermistor. The air temperature was measure by a cold NTC thick film segmented thermistor calibrated in the claim chamber. Anemometar inertia was measured at room temperature (at 25°C) and normal room humidity (at 50%). The results obtained enable fast optimization and implementation of a uniaxial anemometer in a 3D anemometer. © 2008 IEE...E.
Keywords:airflow / anemometer / NTC segmented thermistor / thick film thermistor
Source:26th International Conference on Microelectronics, Proceedings, MIEL 2008, 2008, 349-352