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Today we want to give you a sneak peak into the lab at APG. Our submersible pressure transducer has been around for a while now, but, like many of our sensors, it is under continual improvement. We want to give you a look at some of the decisions we made while developing our submersible.
A New Transducer Face
We switched up the actual transducer technology to MEMs sensing elements. The move did a few things for the sensor. Overall, the transducer is much more stable, and less prone to drift. Additionally, it’s more durable. The sensor’s diaphragm can be handled without damage to the sensor.
Every year there are at least 20 million cloud-to-ground lightning strikes. Lightning can generate millions of volts and hundreds of thousands of amps per strike.
When lightning hits the ground, a near or direct hit will usually severely damage or destroy a sensor. With an indirect hit, a current pulse will travel a great distance before dissipating into the ground, and while less destructive than a direct hit, can wreak havoc on electrical instrumentation.