Accession Number : ADD009417

Title :   Polymer Film Accelerometer.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Edelman,Seymour ; Payne,Beverly F

Report Date : 16 Feb 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 4

Abstract : An accelerometer is provided which utilizes at least one sheet of piezoelectric polymer film, supported under tension in a frame, for sensing the acceleration-responsive movements of an associated inertial mass and providing an electrical output in accordance therewith. The accelerometer preferably comprises a pair of such sheets with the inertial mass, e.g., a sphere, supported there between. Connections to an electrical measurement unit are made through a coaxial cable whose outer sheath and inner conductor are respectively connected to outer and inner electrodes formed by metallic coatings on the outer and inner surfaces of the sheets. The frame is preferably cylindrical and a pair of associated rings which fit within the frame serve to clamp the two sheets in place under tension. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Patents, *Accelerometers, *Polymeric films, Electrical properties, Electrodes, Measurement, Piezoelectricity, Sheets, Coaxial cables, Inertial systems, Metal coatings, Inventions

Subject Categories : Coatings, Colorants and Finishes
      Plastics
      Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE