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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Title
  • Plasma sensors and related methods

Patent Number
  • US 8185349 B2

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Inventor
  • Eric Matlis

  • Scott Morris

  • Thomas C. Corke

  • Joshua Cameron

Inventor From Local Institution
  • Eric Matlis

  • Scott C. Morris

  • Joshua D. Cameron

  • Thomas C. Corke

Other Application
  • 13/024,694

Prior Publication Date
  • 2011-06-02

Prior Publication Number
  • US 20110129328 A1

Claims
  • 20

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
  • 2012-05-22

Publisher
  • United States Patent and Trademark Office

Assignee
  • University of Notre Dame Du Lac

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