A Step-Bearing Accelerometer With Pneumatic Signal Output

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R. S. Sidell, H. H. Richardson

Department of Mechanical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Mass.

J. of Lubrication Tech 90(4), 761-768 (Oct 01, 1968) (8 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3601714 History: Received March 29, 1968; Online August 23, 2011


A novel pneumatic acceleration sensor utilizing a single gas-bearing supported element is described. System damping and pneumatic signal output are obtained by reverse-flow flapper-nozzle valves which act as negative springs with respect to the inertial mass. Approximate design relationships for the static and dynamic performance of a two-axis accelerometer are presented. A prototype unit built to verify feasibility is described and experimental results are presented and compared with the analysis.

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