Plasma sensors and related methods

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Description

Plasma sensors, systems and related methods are described. An example method for predicting an event includes providing a carrier signal across two electrodes and forming a plasma between the two electrodes. The example method also includes measuring a modulated signal from the plasma, manipulating the modulated signal to produce a value and comparing the value to a threshold. Finally, the example method includes determining the likelihood of the event based on the comparison.

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Attribute NameValues
Title
  • Plasma sensors and related methods

Patent Number
  • US 7908115 B2

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Inventor
  • Eric Matlis

  • Scott Morris

  • Thomas C. Corke

  • Joshua Cameron

Inventor From Local Institution
  • Eric Matlis

  • Scott Morris

  • Thomas C. Corke

  • Joshua Cameron

Other Application
  • 12/248,666

Prior Publication Date
  • 2009-04-30

Prior Publication Number
  • US 20090112490 A1

Claims
  • 23

Classification (US Patent)
  • 702/181;

Cooperative Patent Classification codes
  • G01F 15/00 (20130101); G01F 15/024 (20130101); G01F 15/046 (20130101)

International Patent Classification codes
  • G01F 1/58 (20060101)

Language
  • eng

Date Issued
  • 2011-03-15

Publisher
  • United States Patent and Trademark Office

Assignee
  • University of Notre Dame Du Lac

Access Rights Open Access
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