Accession Number : ADD015979

Title :   Thermistor Controlled Current Source Versatile Temperature Sensor.

Descriptive Note : Patent, Filed 7 Oct 92, patented 19 Oct 93,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Stixrud, Thomas E

Report Date : 19 Oct 1993

Pagination or Media Count : 6

Abstract : An uncomplicated and reliable temperature sensor has a pair thermistors coupled in parallel with a current source that is connected in series with a load resistor. Temperature variations cause a robust current output change that generates a corresponding robust output voltage determined by a proper selection of the load resistor. Increased sensitivity is provided by the robust current to avoid many of the problems otherwise associated with D.C. amplifiers (e.g., drift).

Descriptors :   *THERMISTORS, *PATENTS, AMPLIFIERS, DRIFT, OUTPUT, RESISTORS, SELECTION, SENSITIVITY, TEMPERATURE, VARIATIONS, VOLTAGE, ELECTRIC CURRENT

Subject Categories : Electrical and Electronic Equipment

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE