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Solar Cell - A Novel Process Control Transducer

  • Snehlata Mishra
  • Vandana Neha Tigga
  • S. N. Singh
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 142)

Abstract

This paper deals with a novel instrumentation scheme for measurement of process control parameters using an optoelectronic solar cell device. The I-V reverse bias characteristic of the device has been used to measure output differential voltage when it is exposed to sun radiation. The uniform constant intensity of light is exposed on the cell and the moving object is placed in between them. Due to masking of light intensity caused by a moving object gives the variation in output as differential voltage which is calibrated in terms of displacement or its derivative parameter. It can also be used for measuring process parameters like pressure, level and temperature etc in an industrial process control environment. The experimental results validated with computed value of the displacement of moving object as a primary parameter shows a good conformity.

Keywords

Solar Cell Displacement transducer Sensitivity Reliability 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Snehlata Mishra
    • 1
  • Vandana Neha Tigga
    • 1
  • S. N. Singh
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Electronics and Communication EngineeringNITJamshedpurIndia

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