P6.1 - Thick-Film Tilt Sensors: Feasibility Study Example Using Free Convective Motion of an Heating Air Mass

D. Crescini & M. Romani
In this application a feasibility study example of thick-film tilt sensor has been presented based on heat transfer by natural convection. The device measures internal changes in heat transfer due to the inclination. The device is functionally equivalent to traditional proof-mass accelerometer. The proof mass in the new thick-film sensor is a gas. The gaseous proofmass provides great advantages over the use of the traditional solid proof mass. A conditioning electronics amplifies the signal variation...