2D MODELLING OF A SENSOR FOR ELECTRICAL CAPACITANCE TOMOGRAPHY IN ECTSIM TOOLBOX


Abstract

Electrical capacitance tomography is used to visualize a spatial distribution of dielectrical permittivity of materials placed in a tomographic sensor. An image is reconstructed from measurements of mutual capacitances of electrodes placed around the examined volume. This technique is characterized by very high temporal resolution – it is possible to achieve even few thousands of images per second. One of drawbacks of the method is low spatial resolution. Electrical capacitance tomography is mainly used in industry, e.g. for multiphase flow visualization. One of important elements of a tomographic system is a sensor which parameters influence quality of measurements and therefore affects quality of reconstructed images. In the Division of Nuclear and Medical Electronics a Matlab toolbox called ECTsim was developed. It is used for modelling of sensors, simulations of electrical field and image reconstruction. In this article we present the latest improvement which is modelling of a sensor using algebra of sets. Using primitive elements like rectangle and sector of a ring it is possible to perform operations like union, intersection and difference of two elements with a designed language. With such tools it is easy to prepare complex models of tomographic sensors which have different geometries. In this paper we show two models of sensors with different geometry in order to show how ECTsim solves forward problem.


Keywords

electrical capacitance tomography; 2D modelling; algebra of sets

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Published : 2017-03-03


Kryszyn, J., & Smolik, W. (2017). 2D MODELLING OF A SENSOR FOR ELECTRICAL CAPACITANCE TOMOGRAPHY IN ECTSIM TOOLBOX. Informatyka, Automatyka, Pomiary W Gospodarce I Ochronie Środowiska, 7(1), 146-149. https://doi.org/10.5604/01.3001.0010.4604

Jacek Kryszyn  j.kryszyn@ire.pw.edu.pl
Warsaw University of Technology, Faculty of Electronics and Information Technology, The Institute of Radioelectronics and Multimedia Technology, Nuclear and Medical Electronics Division  Poland
Waldemar Smolik 
Warsaw University of Technology, Faculty of Electronics and Information Technology, The Institute of Radioelectronics and Multimedia Technology, Nuclear and Medical Electronics Division  Poland