Alessandro Masi

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A fast digital integrator (FDI) with dynamic accuracy and a trigger frequency higher than those of a portable digital integrator (PDI), which is a state-of-the-art instrument for magnetic measurements based on rotating coils, was developed for analyzing superconducting magnets in particle accelerators. Results of static and dynamic metrological(More)
This paper proposes an automatic test bench, based on a rigorous and repeatable measurement procedure, for the analysis of a position sensor linear variable differential transformer (LVDT). The test bench allows complete characterization of an LVDT sensor working in an interfering magnetic field by evaluating the uncertainty and nonlinearity of the sensor.(More)
The three-parameter sine fit is a well known algorithm used in IEEE standard 1241-2000 for ADC characterization to estimate sine wave parameters from recorded data. An analytical metrological characterization of that algorithm is carried out in terms of its design parameters, namely the sampling rate and the number of samples. Optimal and sub-optimal(More)
The reliability of wireless communication in a network of mobile wireless robot nodes depends on the received radio signal strength (RSS). When the robot nodes are deployed in hostile environments with ionizing radiations (such as in some scientific facilities), there is a possibility that some electronic components may fail randomly (due to radiation(More)
The ironless inductive position sensor can be the ideal candidate for linear position sensing in harsh environment and in the presence of external magnetic fields. Starting from the validated electromagnetic characteristics, this paper presents a model of thermal effects influencing the sensor's position reading and an effective algorithm to compensate(More)
The ironless inductive position sensor is a linear position sensing structure, which exhibits intrinsic immunity to external magnetic fields since it is characterized by air-cored windings. This new solution may be of major interest for applications where external magnetic fields can be a source of interference. In this paper, an analytical model of the(More)
The Ironless Inductive Position Sensor (I2PS) has been introduced as a valid alternative to Linear Variable Differential Transformers (LVDTs) when external magnetic fields are present. Potential applications of this linear position sensor can be found in critical systems such as nuclear plants, tokamaks, satellites and particle accelerators. This paper(More)