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Metrology and Measurement Systems

The Journal of Committee on Metrology and Scientific Instrumentation of Polish Academy of Sciences

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Volume 24, Issue 1 (Mar 2017)

New type of Piezoresistive Pressure Sensors for Environments with Rapidly Changing Temperature

Myroslav Tykhan
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  • 1) Lviv Polytechnic National University, Institute of Computer Technologies, Automation and Metrology, Kniazia Romana 19, Lviv, 79013, Ukraine
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/ Orest Ivakhiv
  • 1) Lviv Polytechnic National University, Institute of Computer Technologies, Automation and Metrology, Kniazia Romana 19, Lviv, 79013, Ukraine
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/ Vasyl Teslyuk
  • 2) Lviv Polytechnic National University, Institute of Computer Science and Information Technology, Mytropolyta Andreja 5, Lviv, 79013, Ukraine
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Published Online: 2017-03-20 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/mms-2017-0010


The theoretical aspects of a new type of piezo-resistive pressure sensors for environments with rapidly changing temperatures are presented. The idea is that the sensor has two identical diaphragms which have different coefficients of linear thermal expansion. Therefore, when measuring pressure in environments with variable temperature, the diaphragms will have different deflection. This difference can be used to make appropriate correction of the sensor output signal and, thus, to increase accuracy of measurement. Since physical principles of sensors operation enable fast correction of the output signal, the sensor can be used in environments with rapidly changing temperature, which is its essential advantage. The paper presents practical implementation of the proposed theoretical aspects and the results of testing the developed sensor.

Keywords: pressure; sensor; non-stationary; temperature


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About the article

Received: 2016-02-12

Accepted: 2016-09-29

Published Online: 2017-03-20

Published in Print: 2017-03-01

Citation Information: Metrology and Measurement Systems, ISSN (Online) 2300-1941, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/mms-2017-0010.

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