A LINEAR PATH MECHANICAL ACCELERATOR.
Revision no. 1,
MASSACHUSETTS INST OF TECH CAMBRIDGE INSTRUMENTATION LAB
Pagination or Media Count:
Through the combination of a torsional vibration system, a level surface, and a tightly-stretched metal band for track alignment, an apparatus has been devised which provides low-frequency, high-amplitude, essentially sinusoidal controllable acceleration along a straight line, with minimum cross-coupling. A reduced-scale model has been built and tested and has demonstrated that a full-scale machine based on the principles outlined in this report would be practical. In testing of precision inertial components, in particular, it is desirable to have a specific force input carefully controlled to eliminate cross-acceleration this device is suited to such a purpose. Author