Novel thermocouples for automotive applications

Girth, Paul; Rebenklau, Lars GND; Augsburg, Klaus GND; Bachmann, Eric; Niedermeyer, Lars

Measurement of temperatures in engine and exhaust systems in automotive applications is necessary for thermal protection of the parts and optimizing of the combustion process. State-of-the-art temperature sensors are very limited in their response characteristic and installation space requirement. Miniaturized sensor concepts with a customizable geometry are needed. The basic idea of this novel sensor concept is to use thick-film technology on component surfaces. Different standardized and especially nonstandard material combinations of thermocouples have been produced for the validation of this technology concept. Application-oriented measurements took place in the exhaust system of a test vehicle and were compared to standard laboratory conditions.

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Novel thermocouples for automotive applications, 2018. . Journal of sensors and sensor systems 7, 2018, 43–49. https://doi.org/10.5194/jsss-7-43-2018
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