accelerometer

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n accelerometer an instrument for measuring the acceleration of aircraft or rockets
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Accelerometer An apparatus for measuring the velocity imparted by gunpowder.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n accelerometer An instrument for measuring the force required to start a train and keep it going and the centrifugal force when the train rounds a curve. The instrument consists of two glass vessels connected by a tube, one containing a liquid such as mercury and the other red alcohol. Amer. Inventor, July 15, 1904, p. 312.
    • n accelerometer An apparatus for showing by direct registry the law of the movement, in the function of time, of a piston subjected to the action of powder gases.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Acceler,ate + -meter,

Usage

In literature:

The delicate accelerometers and inertial guidance components did all the piloting until the second stage kicked us loose.
"The Trouble with Telstar" by John Berryman
For an instant, the accelerometer hovered at twelve G, and slipped toward thirteen.
"The Scarlet Lake Mystery" by Harold Leland Goodwin
It looked something like a speedometer and was called an accelerometer.
"Test Pilot" by Jimmy Collins
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In news:

Thanks to its built-in accelerometers and touch sensitivity, the iPad became both a game screen and a game controller.
To enable next-generation sensing applications, the sensor industry is moving toward a goal of measuring 10 axes: a three axis accelerometer, three axis gyroscope, three axis magnetometer, and a pressure sensor.
Almost all smartphones contain accelerometers that can detect and record movement.
Analog Devices Inc has introduced what the company claims is the industry's first MEMS accelerometer with min /max offset sensitivity over the full temperature range.
Oakley 's Airwave goggle features Bluetooth and GPS technology as well as a gyroscope and accelerometer.
Harvard professor George Whitesides developed the paper accelerometers using chromatography paper , tiny sliver and carbon contact pads, and vinyl stencils.
Harvard's Four-Cent Paper Accelerometer Could Make Motion Sensing Ubiquitous.
Unlike apps that simply record your run, the Pear offers real-time coaching based on feedback from a shoe-mounted accelerometer and a heart-rate strap.
Boston's 'Street Bump' App Tries To Automatically Map Potholes With Accelerometers and GPS.
Smartphone Accelerometers Could Be Used To Eavesdrop On Nearby Devices.
The FY-30A uses a three-axis gyro and three-axis accelerometer for inertial sensing.
MEMS accelerometers and gyroscopes are ideal feedback sensing elements for many types of platform control and stabilization systems.
Triaxial Accelerometers Are Tailored for Low-to-Medium Frequency Applications.
Mechanical diagnosis with the Fluke 810 begins when the user places the Fluke triaxial TEDS accelerometer on the machine under test .
As the machine under test operates, the accelerometer detects its vibration along three planes of movement and transmits that information to the Fluke 810.
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In science:

These instances were generated by adding variations t o the accelerometer component lengths, widths and relative angles.
Specification Test Compaction for Analog Circuits and MEMS
Similar t o th e example, th e number of device instances generated was limited by amount of CPU time required by Spectre t o simulate an accelerometer instance.
Specification Test Compaction for Analog Circuits and MEMS
Table 2 lists th e accelerometer specifications t h a t are tested at th e three temperatures.
Specification Test Compaction for Analog Circuits and MEMS
The accelerometer yield is 77.4% and 79.3% for th e training and test da ta , respectively.
Specification Test Compaction for Analog Circuits and MEMS
MEMS accelerometer shows significant tes t compaction can be achieved with very low yield loss and defect escape due t o prediction error.
Specification Test Compaction for Analog Circuits and MEMS
Low-Offset Chopper-Stabilized Capacitive-readout Amplifier for CMOS MEMS Accelerometers,” Proc. of Intl. Solid State Circuits Conf., pp. 428-429, Feb. 2002.
Specification Test Compaction for Analog Circuits and MEMS
Initial characterization Several initial characterising measurements have been done on five different SOI-MEMS accelerometers at BUTE.
Vibration Combined High Temperature Cycle Tests for Capacitive MEMS Accelerometers
They are focused on the discussion of topics selected for their direct connection with the question of gravity tests performed with tools such as atomic clocks, accelerometers, radioscience or laser links (see for example [9-17]).
Tests of general relativity in the solar system
Cosmic Vision selection process at ESA, the first one as a medium size mission using accelerometer and radioscience instruments upgraded from existing technology, the second one as a large size mission using new quantum sensors to map the two components of the gravity field with high accuracy .
Tests of general relativity in the solar system
To evaluate the performance of the technique, a sine wave signal has been considered to model the perturbation effects. For the accelerometer under study, the signal can come from environmental vibration coupled into the test frequency range.
Online Sensor Testing through Superposition of Encoded Stimulus
Stimulus injection is achieved through the accelerometer bias and the non-linearity of the injection technique is studied. The additional test cost for the implementation is expected to be low.
Online Sensor Testing through Superposition of Encoded Stimulus
The payload will include an optical atomic clock optimised for long term performance, an absolute accelerometer based on atom interferometry and a laser link for ranging, frequency comparison and communication.
Testing General Relativity with Atomic Clocks
The SAGAS accelerometer is based on cold Cs atom technology derived to a large extent from the PHARAO space clock built for the ACES mission discussed in the preceding section.
Testing General Relativity with Atomic Clocks
SAGAS will provide three fundamental measurements: the accelerometer readout and the two frequency differences (measured on ground and on board the satellite) between the incoming laser signal and the local optical clock.
Testing General Relativity with Atomic Clocks
The latter gives access to the relative satellite-ground velocity, from which the gravitational tra jectory of the satellite can be deduced by correcting non-gravitational accelerations using the accelerometer readings.
Testing General Relativity with Atomic Clocks
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