Robust angular rate sensor based on corona discharge ion wind

Phan, Hoa Thanh and Dinh, Thien Xuan and Bui, Phong Nhu and Tran, Canh-Dung and Bui, Tung Thanh and Dau, Van Thanh (2018) Robust angular rate sensor based on corona discharge ion wind. In: 13th Annual IEEE International Conference on Nano/Micro Engineered and Molecular Systems (NEMS 2018) , 22-26 April 2018, Singapore.

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A new design of a jet flow gyroscope is developed by
employing the advantages of a corona-discharge-based jet flow. Ion wind is generated by applying a high–voltage between a pin, as the discharge electrode, and a ring, as the reference electrode. When the gyroscope is subjected to an angular rate, the induced Coriolis force deflects the ion wind. This deflection is detected using four hotwires installed downstream of the working chamber behind the reference electrode. Both the experimental and numerical study have been conducted to study the phenomenon. The results show that the angular rate can be detected with a sensitivity of above 15 μV/o/s. Because ion wind can be generated with minimum power and does not require any vibrating components, the device is robust, consumes low power, and cost-effective.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Accepted version deposited 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: 11 Dec 2018 05:25
Last Modified: 15 Jan 2019 02:51
Uncontrolled Keywords: jet flow gyroscope; corona-discharge-based jet flow
Fields of Research : 09 Engineering > 0913 Mechanical Engineering > 091307 Numerical Modelling and Mechanical Characterisation
09 Engineering > 0915 Interdisciplinary Engineering > 091599 Interdisciplinary Engineering not elsewhere classified
09 Engineering > 0906 Electrical and Electronic Engineering > 090699 Electrical and Electronic Engineering not elsewhere classified
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970109 Expanding Knowledge in Engineering

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