Accession Number : AD0720102

Title :   Accelerometer Calibration in the low g Range by Means of Mass Attraction,

Corporate Author : DEUTSCHE FORSCHUNGS- UND VERSUCHSANSTALT FUER LUFT- UND RAUMFAHRT E V OBERPFAF FENHOFEN (GERMANY F R)

Personal Author(s) : Reinel, Konrad

Report Date : 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 11

Abstract : Mass attraction is used as an equivalent acceleration input to calibrate an accelerometer. The upper limit of the acceleration by a reasonable mass size is 10 to the minus 9th power g in orbit and 10 to the minus 7th power g in the laboratory. The calibration has been carried out in the laboratory for an electrostatic suspended single-axis accelerometer (MESA) with a variable mass attraction. The tilting of the test pad was avoided by a vertical movement of the attracting mass and always checked by a very sensible tiltmeter. (Author)

Descriptors :   *ACCELEROMETERS, *CALIBRATION, *INERTIAL NAVIGATION, GRAVITY, ARTIFICIAL SATELLITES, RELIABILITY.

Subject Categories : Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE