Accession Number : ADD000173

Title :   Optical Accelerometer.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Anderson,Matthew E ; Means,James E

Report Date : 05 Feb 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 4

Abstract : The patent describes a miniature device including a light source, a suspended mass, and a photocell system employed as an optical accelerometer. It serves as a transducer to provide an electrical signal proportional to the magnitude of acceleration and converts inertial forces into an electrical signal.

Descriptors :   *Accelerometers, *Patents, Optical equipment, Transducers

Subject Categories : Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE