Design of a Low-Cost Acquisition System to Reconstruct Images through Electrical Resistance Tomography
Keywords:Electrical Impedance Tomography (EIT), Data Acquisition Design, Instrumentation, Multiphase Flow
Electrical Resistance Tomography (ERT) is a technique employed in the industrial environment that reconstructs images formed by the impedance distributions inside a vessel. The method relies on measures from a data acquisition system, responsible to inject a current inside the vessel and measures the voltage on the boundaries, and sequentially an inverse problem solution. This paper introduces a low-cost design of an acquisition system that can obtain 30 images/s with a signal-to-noise ratio of 57.47 dB and a maximum error of 3.79%. It utilizes a simple RMS-to-DC converter demodulation scheme to provide good accessibility to researchers aimed at investigating flow patterns of multiphase flow applications.
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