Design and fabrication of planar inductors for inductive proximity sensors
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This research is aimed at improving the performance and manufacturability of inductive proximity sensors through the design and fabrication of coils using multilayer ceramic technologies common in the manufacturing of hybrid microelectronics components and circuits. As another alternative, multilayer structures utilizing polymer materials and fabrication techniques common to the printed circuit board (PCB) industry were also investigated.
Manufacture of the coils utilizing ceramic and polymer materials and hybrid and PCB fabrication techniques would eliminate the problems of repeatability, and the placement and potting of the coil. The fabrication techniques also lend well to the mass production of the coils using techniques that are well established in the electronics industry. The overall result would be a planar inductor with high yield that is suitable for mass production.
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