MATEC Web Conf.
Volume 345, 202120th Conference on Power System Engineering
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|Published online||12 October 2021|
Modelling fluid flow and heat transfer tasks for testing PIR motion Sensor
New Technology – Research Centre (NTC), University of West Bohemia, Univerzitni 2732/8, 301 00 Plzen, Czech Republic
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The aim of this paper is to describe the methodology of modelling fluid flow and heat transfer tasks for testing electronic motion sensors, especially PIR (passive infra-red) motion sensors. The motion sensor measures changes in electromagnetic radiation in the infrared range caused by the movement of warmer objects compared to its surroundings. Distortion of the perception of the environment can lead to false alarms or insensitivity of the detector. PIR motion sensors should be designed and located to minimize heating of the lens by ambient air. The sensor may be exposed to conditions not specified in the basic standards. The practical part of this article deals with a non-standard test. A single-phase transient simulation in a specific test cabinet for two specific motion sensor models was performed using the computational fluid dynamics (CFD) method. The aim of these simulations was to evaluate the effect of hot flowing air on the lens and to compare the designs of both models. Comparison and analysis of the results showed that the test configuration does not guarantee a defined flow at the outlet of the pipeline, so a new configuration was designed.
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