Wireless LTCC-based capacitive pressure sensor for harsh environment

Jijun Xiong, Ying Li, Yingping Hong, Binzhen Zhang, Tianhong Cui, Qiulin Tan, Shijun Zheng, Ting Liang

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Abstract

This paper presents a wireless capacitive pressure sensor based on LTCC (low temperature co-fired ceramic) technology, where the design, fabrication, and measurement of the sensor is demonstrated and discussed. Differ from traditional LTCC process flow, a unique process of screen-printing sacrifice layer has been introduced to avoid deformation of the capacitive embedded cavity during lamination or sintering, which leads to a better performance of the sensor. A greater sensitivity of the sensor, comparing with its predecessors, is showed during measurement. Finally ways for future optimization are proposed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)30-37
Number of pages8
JournalSensors and Actuators, A: Physical
Volume197
DOIs
StatePublished - 2013

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
The research was supported by the National Basic Research Program of China (973 Program) under the Grant of No. 2010CB334703 . Additionally, the research was also supported by National Natural Science Foundation of China under Grant of No. 51075375 .

Keywords

  • Capacitive pressure sensor Wireless Low temperature co-fired ceramic (LTCC) Harsh environment Sacrifice paste

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