Transducer/sensor: dumb question

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  1. Brian Robson

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    My brain can't think today. I am writing a report and can't think of the term to use for the translation of an electrical signal to a real world measurement. i.e. at 50 psi pressure you get a 5v signal is 100mv/psi. In the paper I just refer to it as capability - "we characterize and quantify the sensor capabilities".

    But it's not really the capabilities... it's more like the translation or the conversion? But those don't sound right to me. What would you call it?
     
  2. #12

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    Transducer
     
  3. Brian Robson

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    Would it be incorrect to refer to 100mv/psi the transfer function of the sensor?
     
  4. #12

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    I don't know. Next helper, please.

    The problem with me is that, "transfer function" is not well defined in my mind.
    I know what to do with 100mv/PSI but I don't know what to call it.
     
  5. MaxHeadRoom

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    I would tend to write that as 10 psi/volt.
    Max.
     
  6. MrChips

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    Conversion factor

    100mV/psi are the correct units here.
     
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  7. Brian Robson

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    Thanks for the feedback!
     
  8. ian field

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    Is it "transfer curve"?
     
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