This work deals with the dynamic correction of a thermometer for atmospheric measurements. The sensor analysed is the one launched onboard the Huygens probe of the Cassini mission. The specific aspects of the measurement are related to the strong changes in the fluid-dynamic conditions during the operative phase. This peculiarity does not allow the use of one of the various correction techniques based on the knowledge of the dynamic characteristics of the sensor. The thermometer, however, has the peculiarity of being composed of two independent platinum sensors, having very different dynamic properties. The study, starting from a previously conceived dynamic scheme of the sensor, assesses the possibility of determining continuously, from measurement data, the current values of the four time constants required for dynamic characterisation. Lastly one procedure for the dynamic correction of the measurements is presented, along with some verification of its effectiveness and, of the impact on the overall measurement uncertainty.

Dynamic error correction of a thermometer for atmospheric measurements

DEBEI, STEFANO;ZACCARIOTTO, MIRCO
2001

Abstract

This work deals with the dynamic correction of a thermometer for atmospheric measurements. The sensor analysed is the one launched onboard the Huygens probe of the Cassini mission. The specific aspects of the measurement are related to the strong changes in the fluid-dynamic conditions during the operative phase. This peculiarity does not allow the use of one of the various correction techniques based on the knowledge of the dynamic characteristics of the sensor. The thermometer, however, has the peculiarity of being composed of two independent platinum sensors, having very different dynamic properties. The study, starting from a previously conceived dynamic scheme of the sensor, assesses the possibility of determining continuously, from measurement data, the current values of the four time constants required for dynamic characterisation. Lastly one procedure for the dynamic correction of the measurements is presented, along with some verification of its effectiveness and, of the impact on the overall measurement uncertainty.
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