Accession Number : AD0768298

Title :   Factor Influencing Accelerometer Measurement Capabilities: A Practical Measurement Guide,

Corporate Author : NAVAL SHIP RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER ANNAPOLIS MD

Personal Author(s) : Miller,R. W.

Report Date : SEP 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 47

Abstract : After a brief review of the electromechanical functioning of the piezoelectric accelerometer, factors affecting its dynamic response characteristics and therefore the validity of vibration measurement are discussed. Consideration is given to variables such as shunt resistance and capacitance, mounting methods, base bending, cable noise, ground-loop currents, and environmental effects. Approved accelerometer mounting techniques that will ensure the accuracy and repeatability of the measurement are also described. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*ACCELEROMETERS, PERFORMANCE(ENGINEERING)), PIEZOELECTRIC TRANSDUCERS, ACCURACY, RELIABILITY, SENSITIVITY

Subject Categories : Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE