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Color Mark Sensor Calibration System

Color Mark Sensor Calibration System
/ Title

Color Mark Sensor Calibration System for Timing Devices with a Seven-Segment LCD

/ Authors

Ahmad Sahar Omar 1, Mohd Fauzi Othman 2, Mohd Nasir Zainal Abidin 1, Erik F. Dierikx 3

  1. National Metrology Institute of Malaysia, Lot PT 4803 Bandar Baru Salak Tinggi, 43900 Sepang, Malaysia
  2. Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM), Skudai, 81310 Johor, Malaysia
  3. VSL (Dutch Metrology Institute), Thijsseweg 11, NL-2629 JA Delft, Netherlands
/ Journal

NCSLI Measure, Journal Measurement Science, Vol. 10 No. 2, June 2015

/ Abstract

Abstract: A patent pending calibration system for timing devices with a seven-segment liquid crystal display (LCD) is presented in this paper. The prototype calibration system uses a color mark sensor, a gate controller, a toggle switch, and dual counters. It operates by directing the light spot of the color mark sensor onto an identified segment of the seven-segment LCD.

When the device under test is running, the signal output from the color mark sensor, depending on the state of the chosen segment, will trigger the toggle switch to start or stop the counters to count the pulses of the 1 kHz reference frequency. By means of the toggle switch, the first counter will stop counting when the second counter starts counting, and vice versa, without halting the counting processes; thus, eliminating the elapsed time between the measurement readouts reported by the dual counters. The experimental results and bilateral comparisons showed that the new calibration system based on this technique has a measurement uncertainty of 6.8 × 10-8

National Metrology Institute of Malaysia (NMIM)
Lot PT 4803, Bandar Baru Salak Tinggi
43900 Sepang
Selangor Darul Ehsan


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