FCIT sensor was developed for a project of Chemnitz University of Technology and Vitesco Technologies company to provide spatial resolved measurements of current and temperature distribution. One of the goals of this research was to test the quality of welding in stainless steel flowfields. Sensor with customized field layout was developed to fit into a fixture from Baltic FuelCells.
The sensor measures current and temperature in 96 independent fields. Counterpart for this sensor is a power plate with 12 segments, where conductivity of each segment can be switched on or off, so spatial conductivity of flow fields can be investigated also.
Kolibrik.net provides flexible custom designs of such sensors for different applications. Fields can be of different shapes and layouts, each field can measure current and temperature, and can be optionally switchable.
Evaluation at Technische Universität Chemnitz, Fakultät für Maschinenbau, Professur Alternative Fahrzeugantriebe.