ECE Master of Science Thesis Defense by Nathan A. Rhoades
|Category:||College Of Engineering - Ece|
|Date & Time:||
Friday , 03/08/2013
from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
|Location:||Lester W. Cory Conference Room, SENG - Room 213A|
|Sponsored by:||ECE Department|
David P. Rancour
TOPIC: “MICROFLUIDIC SENSOR CAPABLE OF DETECTING FLUID TEMPERATURE AND FLOW RATE SIMULTANEOUSLY”
Simulation and empirical data give evidence that reducing the size of the sensors down to the thin-film scale may yield sensitivity higher than any other sensor found in current literature. A specialized test bench with the capability of full automation is constructed to provide the means of capturing enough data to make conclusive claims. Improvements in the sensor acquisition circuitry are discussed, as well as the inclusion of a Digital Lock-In Amplifier (DLA). Because a DLA is capable of measuring phase, the complex impedance of the sensor can be acquired. The reactance may be more responsive to flow rate, temperature, or even other physical properties not yet investigated.
NOTE: All ECE Graduate Students are ENCOURAGED to attend.
Advisor: Dr. David P. Rancour