Multi-Channel, Microwave-Based, Compact Printed Sensor for Simultaneous and Independent Level Measurement of Eight Liquids

Muhammad Akram Karimi, Muhammad Arsalan, Atif Shamim

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Abstract

Industrial automation relies on sensing the process parameters like liquid levels. Simultaneous sensing of multiple fluids is especially useful for many automation processes involving multiple ingredients. Some of the desirable features in any level sensor are its non-intrusiveness, high accuracy, and consistent performance. These features can be achieved with typical microwave radar-based level sensors. However, this paper presents a microwave resonance method instead of typical microwave reflectance (radar) to reliably sense the liquid level at fraction of the cost using a unique printed sensor. In addition to that, sensor design presented in this paper enables sensing liquid level of eight liquids simultaneously and independently utilizing its multiple channels. An array of eight modified microwave T-resonators has been compactly packed inside a metallic cylinder of just $\$$4
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)5611-5620
Number of pages10
JournalIEEE Sensors Journal
Volume19
Issue number14
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 15 2019

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