A study of angular rate sensing by corona discharge ion wind

Dau, Van Thanh and Dinh, Thien Xuan and Tran, Canh Dung and Bui, Tung Thanh and Phan, Hoa Thanh (2018) A study of angular rate sensing by corona discharge ion wind. Sensors and Actuators A: Physical, 277. pp. 169-180. ISSN 0924-4247


tWe report an application of ion wind in angular rate sensing. A new design of a jet flow gyroscope usingion wind corona discharge is developed by conducting a numerical simulation and then an experimentalanalysis with regard to the advantages of a corona-discharge-based jet flow. Ion wind is generated byapplying a high–voltage between a pin, as the discharge electrode, and a ring, as the reference electrode.The current–voltage characteristics of the discharge process by experimental works is set up as theboundary condition to describe the ion wind flow in the numerical simulation. A jet flow of ion wind isobserved through an experiment and a simulation. When the gyroscope is subjected to an angular rate,the induced Coriolis force deflects the ion wind. This deflection is detected using four hotwires installeddownstream of the working chamber behind the reference electrode. The experimental result show thatthe angular rate can be detected with a sensitivity of 4.7 �V/o/s. Because ion wind can be generated withminimum power and does not require any vibrating components, the device is robust, consumes low power, and is cost-effective.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Accepted version embargoed until 1 August 2019 (12 months), in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences - School of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering
Date Deposited: 28 May 2018 02:41
Last Modified: 30 May 2018 01:56
Uncontrolled Keywords: ion wind, angular rate sensing, OpenFOAM, dielectric material
Fields of Research : 09 Engineering > 0915 Interdisciplinary Engineering > 091599 Interdisciplinary Engineering not elsewhere classified
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970109 Expanding Knowledge in Engineering
Identification Number or DOI: 10.1016/j.sna.2018.05.021
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/34156

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