Development of a Compact Wireless Sensor for Electric Field Measurements

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Measuring the electrical field strength generated by any charged surface is of great interest but can only be carried out by
using rather bulky measurement devices. Depending on the material, which is exposed to varying environmental conditions, changes in the surface charges lead to a changing electric field strength in its vicinity. In this paper we describe the
development of a compact sensor, based on a variable plate capacitor electrostatic voltmeter principle, to quantify the
field strength. The measurement result of the system is verified with a commercial field mill device, showing a close
correlation. The presented solution, therefore, can be used as simple measurement unit for electric fields and in a wider
sense for surface charge detection.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationITG-Fachbericht 303
Subtitle of host publicationSensoren und Messsysteme
EditorsVDE Verlag GmbH
Pages268 - 269
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-8007-5836-4, 978-3-8007-5835-7
Publication statusPublished - May 2022
EventSensor+Test - Nürnberg, Germany
Duration: 1 Jan 2018 → …


Period1/01/18 → …

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