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Design, Development and Calibration of HTS Wire Based LOX Level Sensor Probe

Karunanithi, R and Jacob, S and Nadig, DS and Prasad, MVN and Gour, AS and Gowthaman, M and Deekshith, P and Shrivastava, V (2013) Design, Development and Calibration of HTS Wire Based LOX Level Sensor Probe. In: Joint Conference of the Transactions of the Cryogenic Engineering Conference (CEC) / Transactions of the International Cryogenic Materials Conference, JUN 17-21, 2013, Anchorage, AK, pp. 913-919.

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For space applications, the weight of the liquid level sensors are of major concern as they affect the payload fraction and hence the cost. An attempt is made to design and test a light weight High Temperature Superconductor (HTS) wire based liquid level sensor for Liquid Oxygen (LOX) tank used in the cryostage of the spacecraft. The total resistance value measured of the HTS wire is inversely proportional to the liquid level. A HTS wire (SF12100) of 12mm width and 2.76m length without copper stabilizer has been used in the level sensor. The developed HTS wire based LOX level sensor is calibrated against a discrete diode array type level sensor. Liquid Nitrogen (LN2) and LOX has been used as cryogenic fluid for the calibration purpose. The automatic data logging for the system has been done using LabVIEW11. The net weight of the developed sensor is less than 1 kg.

Item Type: Conference Proceedings
Series.: AIP Conference Proceedings
Additional Information: Copy right for this article belongs to the AMER INST PHYSICS, 2 HUNTINGTON QUADRANGLE, STE 1NO1, MELVILLE, NY 11747-4501 USA
Keywords: Super Conductor; Level Sensor; HTS; Diode Array; Calibration; DAQ; Cryo Fluid
Department/Centre: Division of Physical & Mathematical Sciences > Centre for Cryogenic Technology
Date Deposited: 28 Nov 2014 05:42
Last Modified: 28 Nov 2014 05:42
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/50345

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