Technology of Small Metallic Contaminant Detection using RF-SQUIDs
高温超伝導 RF-SQUIDを用いた微小金属異物検出技術

Saburo TANAKA, Takeyoshi OHTANI, Yusaku NARITA, Shuichi SUZUKI
2014 Journal of the Japan Society of Applied Electromagnetics and Mechanics  
We developed a practical magnetic metallic contaminant detector using three high-Tc RF superconducting quantum interference devices (SQUIDs) for food inspection. The system was covered with waterproof stainless steel plates, and the outer dimensions of the system were 2450 mm (W) × 714 mm (D) × 1555 mm (H). An acceptable inspected object size was 150 mm (W) × 100 mm (H), which is sufficiently large for practical food inspection. A digital filtering technique has been newly introduced to reduce
more » ... oise. As a result, the signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) was dramatically improved, and we were able to robustly detect a steel ball as small as 0.3 mm in diameter.
doi:10.14243/jsaem.22.453 fatcat:wlswvdvtfzb3ngd3z7g4gaipwm