Thermistors As Accurate Temp Sensors

Part 1: Introduction and Methods
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By:??Darren O’Connor, Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics, University of Colorado, Kasandra O’Malia, Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics, University of Colorado

This two-part article describes how to use a simple voltage divider circuit with a thermistor to achieve high-accuracy temperature readings over broad measurement ranges.

Part one discusses the circuit and various temperature estimation methods online at: www.sensorsmag.com/temperature/thermistors-accurate-temperature-sensors-part-1-introduction-11270

Thermistors As Accurate Temperature Sensors Part 2: Application and Results

By: Darren O’Connor, Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics, University of Colorado, Kasandra O’Malia, Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics, University of Colorado

In Part 2 of this two-part article they apply their method to a real-world application and show how, by combining estimation methods with thermistor characterization data, they can achieve high accuracy measurements over a wide temperature range using the simple voltage divider circuit we described in Part 1.

Read the rest of the story online at: www.sensorsmag.com/temperature/thermistors-accurate-temperature-sensors-part-2-application-11278