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dc.contributor.authorKarimi, Muhammad Akram
dc.contributor.authorArsalan, Muhammad
dc.contributor.authorShamim, Atif
dc.date.accessioned2018-01-01T12:19:03Z
dc.date.available2018-01-01T12:19:03Z
dc.date.issued2017-10-24
dc.identifier.citationKarimi MA, Arsalan M, Shamim A (2017) A low-cost, orientation-insensitive microwave water-cut sensor printed on a pipe surface. 2017 IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Symposium (IMS). Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/mwsym.2017.8058822.
dc.identifier.doi10.1109/mwsym.2017.8058822
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/626618
dc.description.abstractThis paper presents a novel and contactless water fraction (also known as water cut) measurement technique, which is independent of geometric distribution of oil and water inside the pipe. The sensor is based upon a modified dual helical stub resonators implemented directly on the pipe's outer surface and whose resonance frequency decreases by increasing the water content in oil. The E-fields have been made to rotate and distribute well inside the pipe, despite having narrow and curved ground plane. It makes the sensor's reading dependent only on the water fraction and not on the mixture distribution inside the pipe. That is why, the presented design does not require any flow conditioner to homogenize the oil/water mixture unlike many commercial WC sensors. The presented sensor has been realized by using extremely low cost methods of screen-printing and reusable 3D printed mask. Complete characterization of the proposed WC sensor, both in horizontal and vertical orientations, has been carried out in an industrial flow loop. Excellent repeatability of the sensor's response has been observed under different flow conditions. The measured performance results of the sensor show full range accuracy of ±2-3% while tested under random orientations and wide range of flow rates.
dc.publisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
dc.relation.urlhttp://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/8058822/
dc.subjectMicrowave Water-Cut sensor
dc.subjectFlow Loop Testing
dc.subjectModified T-Resonator
dc.subjectScreen Printed Sensor
dc.subject3D printing
dc.titleA low-cost, orientation-insensitive microwave water-cut sensor printed on a pipe surface
dc.typeConference Paper
dc.contributor.departmentComputer, Electrical and Mathematical Sciences and Engineering (CEMSE) Division
dc.contributor.departmentElectrical Engineering Program
dc.contributor.departmentIntegrated Microwave Packaging Antennas and Circuits Technology (IMPACT) Lab
dc.identifier.journal2017 IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Symposium (IMS)
dc.conference.date2017-06-04 to 2017-06-09
dc.conference.name2017 IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Symposium, IMS 2017
dc.conference.locationHonololu, HI, USA
dc.contributor.institutionEXPEC Advanced Research Centre, Dhahran, Saudi Aramco, KSA
kaust.personKarimi, Muhammad Akram
kaust.personShamim, Atif
dc.date.published-online2017-10-24
dc.date.published-print2017-06


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