Performance Characterization of Pressure Sensors Using an Improved Pressure Square Wave Generator
The purpose of this paper is to analyze and compare the dynamic characteristics of various structure pressure sensors using the Improved Pressure Square Wave Generator (IPSWG). The developed IPSWG is a signal generator that creates pressure square waves as an excitation source. The dynamic characteristics of pressure sensor in hydraulic systems can be measured and evaluated effectively due to the high excitation energy. The method is also useful for dynamic testing and characterization for a high frequency range, which cannot be performed by the traditional methods, such as the hammer kit excitation, sweeping frequency pressure wave, and random frequency wave. Result shows that piezoelectric sensors (quartz) have a largest gain margin and overshoot. The strain gauge sensor has a smaller gain margin and overshoot. The piezoelectric sensor is more suitable for measuring dynamic pressure.
Yongsheng Gao, Shuetfung Tse and Wei Gao
T. T. Tsung et al., "Performance Characterization of Pressure Sensors Using an Improved Pressure Square Wave Generator", Key Engineering Materials, Vols. 295-296, pp. 533-538, 2005