B4.3 - Curvature Effects on Elongated Capactive Proximity Sensors

Th. Schlegl, T. Bretterklieber & H. Zangl
Capacitive sensing technology has proven to be an interesting alternative for proximity sensing compared to state of the art systems based on optical methods or contact based methods. An important measurement task is to identify the presence of a human in dangerous environments. In this application, sensor systems have to reliably detect the human proximity within a well defined region under various environmental conditions. Typical application scenarios comprise seat occupancy detection for safe airbag deployment,...