Accession Number : AD0488577

Title :   DYNAMIC GAS FILM ACCELEROMETER STUDY. PART I. DEVELOPMENT AND TEST PROGRAM.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Mar 65-Feb 66,

Corporate Author : LEAR SIEGLER INC GRAND RAPIDS MI INSTRUMENT DIV

Personal Author(s) : Conroy, John F.

Report Date : JUN 1966

Pagination or Media Count : 60

Abstract : The basic objective of this program was to apply the Dynamic Gas Film concept to inertial instruments as a physically noncontacting suspension system. An analysis phase demonstrated the feasibility of the approach in terms of load support and minimum error sources. An accelerometer was fabricated and underwent testing which demonstrated performance well within anticipated goals.

Descriptors :   *GAS BEARINGS), (*ACCELEROMETERS, SUSPENSION DEVICES, FEASIBILITY STUDIES, JOURNAL BEARINGS, PIEZOELECTRIC CRYSTALS, CERAMIC MATERIALS, CAPACITORS, MODEL TESTS, GASES, FILMS, LINEAR SYSTEMS, DETECTORS, SENSITIVITY, MAGNETS, CIRCUITS, MATHEMATICAL MODELS.

Subject Categories : Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE