Low-cost thermal s-d air flow sensor
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This paper describes the design and optimization of a hot-wire air flowmeter. A low-cost design of the packaging allows good thermal contact with the airflow, as well as good thermal isolation between the hot and cold points. It is a compact solution which allows easy PCB mounting and adaptation to standard-size small air pipes. The design has been optimized for low-cost applications. The sensor is read out by a thermal sigma–delta modulator. The dynamic range of this modulator has been extended by adding a constant power offset to its output. The fractal nature of the modulator response at low-clock frequencies is also experimentally shown.
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CitationDominguez, M., Masana, F., Jimenez, V., Bermejo, S., Amírola, J., Ballester, J., Fueyo, N., Castañer, L. Low-cost thermal s-d air flow sensor. "IEEE sensors journal", Octubre 2002, vol. 2, núm. 5, p. 453-462.