A micro-fabricated current sensor for arc fault detection of aircraft wiring

Brian G Moffat, Marc Phillipe Yves Desmulliez, Keith Edgar Brown, Chintan Desai, David Flynn, Alistair Sutherland

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This paper presents the design and manufacture of a miniaturised current sensor for detecting partial discharges and the are fault current signatures that indicate that aircraft wire and interconnect have reached end of life/point of failure. The bandwidth of the sensor is in the range of 200MHz to detect fast rise time current spikes which are indicative of intermittent degradation of the wire and interconnect that result in partial discharge and arcing. The sensor is a Rogowski coil manufactured using the UV-LIGA manufacturing process.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2nd Electronics System-Integration Technology Conference, 2008
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-4244-2814-4
ISBN (Print)978-1-4244-2813-7
Publication statusPublished - 2008
Event2nd Electronics System-Integration Technology Conference - University of Greenwich, Greenwich, United Kingdom
Duration: 1 Sep 20084 Sep 2008
Conference number: 14295
https://www.ieee.org/conferences_events/conferences/conferencedetails/index.html?Conf_ID=14295 (Conference website)


Conference2nd Electronics System-Integration Technology Conference
Abbreviated titleESTC 2008
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
OtherAdvanced Packaging, Emerging Technologies, Electronicsystemintegration for Healthcare, Manufacturing and Test Technologies, New Materials & Processes, Modelling, Simulation and Design, Optoelectronics, Technology and Reliability for Nano and Micro Structures, Power Electronics, Assembly of Alternative Energy Sources
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