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What is a sensor?
sensor is basically a device which detects and converts your signal of interest into a measurable or observable quantity (mostly an electrical signal). Say for example, a pressure sensor detects pressure and converts it into an electrical output which can be further processed for actuation or to be displayed.
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A sensor is a device which responds to a certain cindition or state and responds to it, however the output signal of the sensor is quite low and sometimes unmeasureable. A sma…rt sensor is a device which senses and also processes the low level signal i.e. amplifies it to a measurable form.
The ECT sensor is usually the Engine Coolant Temperature sensor. Most modern cars have such a sensor to advise the ECM/PCM about the operating temperature of the engine. Ford …also uses a Cylinder Head Temperature sensor to detect overheating condition in the case of lost coolant..... The ETC, via the PCM, also controls the cold-start quantity of fuel required (given a specific temperature);.. in other words, it acts like a choke operation in cold weather!... I f malfubctioning, can cause prolonged cranking before engine start in cold weather.
a device that measures something, it implies that the information is sent someplace. (perhaps the computer that runs your car)
The sensor bar on the Nintendo Wii is the element that reads the signals being transmitted by the "wiimote". This sensor bar can be placed either on top of or below the …TV.
a CKP or crank sensor provides the PCM with a crankshaft position signal. The PCM uses the signal to determine the firing order for each cylinder. a CMP or cam sensor is very …similar to a CKP, but produces pulses in relation to only cylinder #1 at TDC, a CMP determines the timimng for fuel injection on each cylinder
A knock sensor is a piezoresistive sensor whose signal is varied by the amount of force or pressure applied to it.
Compressor Inlet Temperature sensor for a Gas turbine engine.
usually there is about a foot of wires coming out of the sensor and then there is a clip that connects to another set of wires
Which "sensor" are you asking about? I have many in my truck beginning with the seat-belt sensor that says if I have buckled-up or not.
Do you mean "What is a sensor in a circuit?" have a look at the link to the Wikipedia entry,
A sensor is used to measure data from the environment and is able to convert them into signals to be communicated with a system. Most sensors are used to measure light, temper…ature, touch, sound, position and magnetism. Others are used to measure speed pressure, flow or are capable of recognizing images.
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Most oxygen sensors are heated oxygen sensors.
No, the image sensor is not a MEMS flow sensor as many think.
A sensor is a device or mechanism for detecting and quantifying a phenomena. It can be mechanical, electronic, biological, etc. A sensor net is a network or array of s…ensors that work together for some purpose. The sensors may be identical or different in type, depending on the purpose of the network or array of sensors. A few examples are: worldwide array of seismograph sensors used to determine magnitude and location of earthquakes around the earth national arrays of sensors (seismograph, air pressure, satellite based x-ray/gamma ray) for detecting possible atmospheric nuclear tests by other nations particle detector array for detecting the products of high energy particle collisions in accelerator experiments the rod and cone cells in the retina the eye that detect incoming light etc.