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State Key Laboratory of Precision Measurement Technology and Instruments, Department of Precision Instruments and Mechanology, Tsinghua University, Beijing, 100084, China





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Abstract In this paper, we present a novel micromachined hot-film flow sensor system realized by a technique using a film depositing processes and incorporating a standard printed circuit. Sensor electrodes and electronic circuits are preprinted on a flexible substrate of polyimide PI, i.e., a flexible printed circuit board FPCB. The sensing element, which is made of Cr-Ni-Pt with a temperature coefficient of resistance around 2,000 ppm-K, is fabricated on the FPCB by either magnetron sputtering technology or pulsed laser deposition PLD. The sensor can be packed efficiently at high-density and integrated with signal processing circuits without additional pads. A simple fabrication process using mature technique and materials selection guarantees that the time and costs are greatly reduced. Both steady-state and transient characteristics of the sensors are experimentally tested, and the results presented to validate the effectiveness of the sensors. View Full-Text

Keywords: hot-film flow sensor; flexible printed circuit board; flow measurement hot-film flow sensor; flexible printed circuit board; flow measurement





Author: Peng Liu, Rong Zhu * and Ruiyi Que

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