Accession Number:

AD0651161

Title:

ELECTROMAGNETIC MEASUREMENTS OF ACCELERATION.

Descriptive Note:

Interim rept.,

Corporate Author:

UTAH UNIV SALT LAKE CITY UPPER AIR RESEARCH LABS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1966-11-01

Pagination or Media Count:

36.0

Abstract:

The most common types of accelerometers are examined to determine their suitability for measuring drag accelerations in the falling sphere air density experiment. Only those types having no mechanical friction can detect the low drag accelerations encountered at high altitudes. One type of frictionless accelerometer, having electromagnetic suspension, is considered in some detail. The ultimate goal is the development of a three-axis accelerometer with a single, spherical proof-mass common to all three axes which can detect drag accelerations down to 0.00001 or 0.000001 g. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods
  • Rockets
  • Radiofrequency Wave Propagation

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE