Non-contact Inline Material Sensor for Measurement of Electrical Properties of Nanofiber Films
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National Institute of Standards and Technology
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AbstractPaneraTech is proposing a non-contact dual sensor for broadband and real-time characterization of thin nanofiber films during the manufacturing. Our solution offers several unique aspects that are ideal for this application. For instance, it uses a dual CPW sensor for low frequencies and free space transmission system for higher frequency band. Our proposed sensor system is also equipped with highly accurate distance sensors to determine the thickness and distance of the sensor from the film as it will vary within the manufacturing environment. Our proposed sensor also employs sensor fusion to improve extracted electrical parameters of the manufacturing environment. Our proposed sensor also employs sensor fusion to improve extracted electrical parameters of the nanofiber films. Our system is also low-cost as it’s primarily based on low-cost probes and commercially available distance sensors. It also shares the same hardware between the two probes, thus offering very low-cost yet highly accurate measurement system.
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