Poster 24: Alexis DeFord – Improving Air Temperature Sensor Accuracy with a Custom Aspirated Housing Unit

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Faculty mentor: Eric Pardyjak

In order to more accurately measure ambient air temperature, I created an aspirated housing unit. This housing unit has a fan that pulls outside air over the sensor to better collect accurate data. Through six tests at different elevation angles, I found that my new aspirated housing unit does indeed perform better than the traditional radiation shield; the average improvement was by 0.3 degrees Celsius.

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Questions or comments? Contact me at: u1184299@utah.edu

 

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