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Title: Modeling of an impact transducer for in situ adaptive disdrometer calibration
Authors: Kasparis, Takis 
Lane, John E.
Jones, Linwood W.
Keywords: Calibration;Mathematical models;Transducers;Meteorological instruments
Issue Date: 2010
Publisher: IEEE
Source: 4th International Symposium on Communications, Control, and Signal Processing ISCCSP, 2010, Article number 5463471, Pages 1 - 4
Abstract: In situ calibration of a rainfall impact disdrometer using a collocated tipping bucket rain gauge has been previously reported. Several factors affect the accuracy of this technique. These include the specific mathematical model of the transducer, tipping bucket errors, clock/time accuracy, switch delay time and calibration reference window used to update the transducer model coefficients. In this work, two general forms of an empirical transducer model have been investigated: a simple two-coefficient power-law and an Nth order polynomial, where the input is a specific measure of the electrical signal from the transducer and the output is the hydrometeor diameter. Even though previous work allowed for a more general non-linear transducer model description, the subsequent implementation of an adaptive calibration algorithm required use of a steepest descent recursive gradient search algorithm, which can be difficult to implement in a realtime system. Linear transducer models allow an implementation suitable in a real-time signal processing system.
ISBN: 978-142446285-8
DOI: 10.1109/ISCCSP.2010.5463471
Rights: © 2010 IEEE
Type: Book Chapter
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