Online sensor testing through superposition of encoded stimulus.

Dumas, Norbert and Xu, Zhou and Georgopoulos, Kostas and Bunyan, John and Richardson, Andrew (2007) Online sensor testing through superposition of encoded stimulus. In: Proceedings of the Design, Test, Integration and Packaging of MEMS/MOEMS, Stresa, Lago Maggiore, Italy, 25-27 April 2007. UNSPECIFIED, Stresa, Italy. ISBN 978-2-3550-0000-3

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Abstract

Online monitoring remains an important requirement for a range of microsystems. The solution based on the injection of an actuating test stimulus into the bias structure of active devices holds great potential. This paper presents an improved solution that aims to remove the measurand-induced signal from the sensor output. It involves encoding the test stimulus and using a covariance algorithm to reject the signal that does not contain the code. The trade-off between the sine wave rejection ratio of the technique and the test time response is studied and, in the case of a MEMS accelerometer, it is demonstrated that the rejection is higher than 14dB for a test time of about 0.7s. Furthermore, the accuracy of the test signal can be evaluated to guarantee the integrity of the online test output.

Item Type: Contribution in Book/Report/Proceedings
Additional Information: http://tima.imag.fr/conferences/dtip/
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Departments: Faculty of Science and Technology > Engineering
ID Code: 498
Deposited By: Dr Norbert Dumas
Deposited On: 07 May 2007
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 17 Aug 2019 23:27
URI: https://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/498

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