C2.1 - Capacitive Sensing

Georg Brasseur
Capacitive sensors determine the electric field distribution in a measurement volume to capture the measurand like a geometrical quantity, a mass distribution or a volume stream. Since a long time scientists have worked in this field to design highly reliable capacitive sensors but could not obtain a visible market penetration. Thanks to microelectronics, capacitive sensing has become more and more popular in the recent years even for failure critical systems in an industrial and automotive...