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Improvement of Sensitivity and Detectability of the Three-Coil Wear Debris Detection Sensor Using LC Resonance Method and Modified Lock-in Amplifier

Version 1 : Received: 29 July 2017 / Approved: 31 July 2017 / Online: 31 July 2017 (12:20:27 CEST)

How to cite: Jia, R.; Ma, B.; Zheng, C.; Wang, L.; Du, Q.; Wang, K. Improvement of Sensitivity and Detectability of the Three-Coil Wear Debris Detection Sensor Using LC Resonance Method and Modified Lock-in Amplifier. Preprints 2017, 2017070092 (doi: 10.20944/preprints201707.0092.v1). Jia, R.; Ma, B.; Zheng, C.; Wang, L.; Du, Q.; Wang, K. Improvement of Sensitivity and Detectability of the Three-Coil Wear Debris Detection Sensor Using LC Resonance Method and Modified Lock-in Amplifier. Preprints 2017, 2017070092 (doi: 10.20944/preprints201707.0092.v1).

Abstract

That how to improve the sensitivity and the detection ability of the Large-caliber sensor is critical to satisfy the requirement of heavy vehicle wear condition monitoring. In this paper, we introduced the LC resonance principle to the design of sensor with large flow channel (7mm). The resonant exciting coil increases the impedance change of the exciting circuit caused by wear particles which magnify the current difference between the two exciting coils and improve the sensitivity of the sensor. The resonant induction coil greatly suppresses the interference signals and magnifies the weak induced electromotive force which is beneficial to enhance the detection ability. In order to boost the detectability for different materials particles, a phase controlled variable-frequency exciting system (PCVFES) was adopted to automatically switch the exciting frequency between 284kHz for ferromagnetic particles and 420KHz for non-ferromagnetic particles. For the weak signal detection, based on the essential characteristic of the signal, we apply a simpler method that modified lock-in amplifier (MLIA) rather than the conventional algorithms (Wavelet transform, EMD). Results show that using these methods the sensitivity and the detection ability of the sensor are significantly improved and the 75μm iron particles and 220μm copper particles were successfully detected which realizes the initial abnormal wear monitoring for the large flow project.

Subject Areas

wear debris detection; resonance method; sensitivity; phase controlled variable-frequency exciting system (PCVFES); modified lock-in amplifier (MLIA)

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