A new generation tilt sensor was created in a totally new vision in order to accomplish the tasks where wide measurement range, high accuracy and simplicity required. In our work, we invented a tilt sensor which uses ferrofluid to measure tilt. We developed two variants of the sensor: one has an extremely high resolution while the other has a virtually infinite measuring range. We built a sensor that can detect the gravitational effect of the Moon. The proposed sensors do not contain moving parts, and the reaction time has been reduced using lower viscosity ferrofluids. Our sensor can widely be used in industrial applications, for example in medical robots or airplanes.


Áron Molnár