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15 May 2012 Next-generation inductive transducers for position measurement
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Position transducers are common but critical elements in defence, aerospace, security and surveillance equipment. Traditional solutions such as potentiometers, optical encoders and inductive detectors, struggle to match the high operational, environmental and lifetime requirements demanded by such equipment. This paper outlines a radically new approach to position measurement suitable for a wide variety of shapes and sizes including rotary, linear, 2D and 3D geometries. The technology's main components are arrays of printed conductors on thin, lightweight flexible substrates. The result is a non-contact, absolute measurement technique which offers high reliability, accuracy and robust operation in a compact, non-ITAR and lightweight form.
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Mark A. Howard "Next-generation inductive transducers for position measurement", Proc. SPIE 8395, Acquisition, Tracking, Pointing, and Laser Systems Technologies XXVI, 83950K (15 May 2012); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.917041
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