Development of methodologies for validating the quality of a novel fluid flow sensor

  • Mariana Sanches Ambrósio (Student)

Student thesis: Master's Thesis


During the internship required for the Master's degree in Biomedical Engineering, conducted at Riedel Communications, a systematic review of the literature was developed in order to gain a greater understanding of methods for validating the quality of sensors, with a main focus on calibrations. A second assignment involved calibrating the fluid flow sensor (FFS) developed by Riedel. Throughout this dissertation, the work carried out during the internship will be described, as well as its background and objectives. Riedel Communications is developing a scientifically precise and high-quality system for acquiring 3D navigation data. The idea was born out of the need to obtain analytical data that better reflects the movement of a surfer relative to the water. A fluid flow sensor (FFS) is integrated into the system, and its implementation in hostile environments and measurement without interfering with an athlete's performance are the biggest challenges. In order to ensure consistency and reduce errors, all instruments should be calibrated to ensure they are performing in accordance with known standards. Based on the high consistency and repeatability of the experimental results, the fluid flow sensor displayed a high-quality performance. Therefore, the internship was a success because it served as a valuable resource for the company's work, and all activities were successfully completed.
Date of Award15 Dec 2022
Original languageEnglish
Awarding Institution
  • Universidade Católica Portuguesa
SupervisorMarcio Borgonovo dos Santos (Supervisor)


  • Fluid flow sensor
  • Calibration
  • Quality
  • Performance


  • Mestrado em Engenharia Biomédica

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