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