Adopting ISCAN Tactical Pressure Sensor System in Ship Model Testing

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SubjectI-Scan; Pressure sensing
AbstractThe I-Scan system is a pressure sensing system manufactured by Tekscan. These sensors have been used in previous experiments similar to the one that is to be conducted at IOT. The National Maritime Research Institute of Japan, Helsinki University of Technology and The Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory have conducted the most notable experiments. These sensors have some technical issues that arise in certain loading conditions. Some of these include hysteresis and drift. Furthermore, when actually using these sensors, methods must be devised for mounting, waterproofing and protecting them. After reviewing of previous methods employed, procedures were developed for sensor mounting, waterproofing and protection. Double sided tape was used to mount the sensor and single sided tape was used to waterproof the sensor and protect. Testing was conducted and it is proved that double sided tape was a good way to mount and single sided tape was a very effective way to waterproof the sensor. As the method of protection, it could be improved but was still sufficient.
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AffiliationNRC Institute for Ocean Technology; National Research Council Canada
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NPARC number18253440
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Record created2011-07-12
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