An optical current comparator for absolute current measurement

Chu, B.C.B. and Ning, Y.N. and Jackson, D.A. (1993) An optical current comparator for absolute current measurement. In: Eurosensors 6, OCT 05-07, 1992 , San Sebastian, Spain. (The full text of this publication is not available from this repository)

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Abstract

The design and performance of an optical current comparator based upon a triangular-shaped bulk glass sensing element are presented. The effect of the Faraday rotation produced in the sensing element by an unknown large current is nulled by a smaller known current of opposite polarity, thus giving an absolute measurement of the unknown current. The design requirements of the sensor configuration are analysed theoretically by computer simulation and tested experimentally for both ideal and non-ideal sensors. The sensor may have many applications in the power distribution industry, as both absolute and differential a.c. and d.c. measurements up to very high currents are possible.

Item Type: Conference or workshop item (Paper)
Additional information: EUROSENSORS 6 SAN SEBASTIAN, SPAIN, OCT 05-07, 1992
Subjects: T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
Divisions: Faculties > Science Technology and Medical Studies > School of Engineering and Digital Arts
Depositing User: R.F. Xu
Date Deposited: 05 Oct 2009 14:54
Last Modified: 05 Oct 2009 14:54
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/20836 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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