Prandtl micro flow sensor (PMFS): A novel silicon diaphragm capacitive sensor for flow velocity measurement

Oliver Berberig, Kay Nottmeyer, Jun Mizuno, Yoshitaka Kanai, Takashi Kobayashi

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Abstract

This paper presents the setup, operation principle, and fabrication process of a novel type of flow velocity sensor. Like the well known classical Prandtl tube, it realizes flow velocity detection by measurement of the pressure difference between stagnant fluid pressure in front of the sensor and static pressure in the flow around the sensor. This difference results in a deflection of a silicon diaphragm suspended boss, that serves as the counter electrode of an integrated capacitor which is directly exposed to the fluid to be measured. The main parameters influencing the sensor operation are discussed. Results of wind tunnel experiments confirm the sensor's operation principle. Finally, the sensor's merits and drawbacks are summarized.

Original languageEnglish
Pages155-158
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 1997 Jan 1
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the 1997 International Conference on Solid-State Sensors and Actuators. Part 1 (of 2) - Chicago, IL, USA
Duration: 1997 Jun 161997 Jun 19

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OtherProceedings of the 1997 International Conference on Solid-State Sensors and Actuators. Part 1 (of 2)
CityChicago, IL, USA
Period97/6/1697/6/19

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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    Berberig, O., Nottmeyer, K., Mizuno, J., Kanai, Y., & Kobayashi, T. (1997). Prandtl micro flow sensor (PMFS): A novel silicon diaphragm capacitive sensor for flow velocity measurement. 155-158. Paper presented at Proceedings of the 1997 International Conference on Solid-State Sensors and Actuators. Part 1 (of 2), Chicago, IL, USA, .