Accession Number:

AD0720102

Title:

Accelerometer Calibration in the low g Range by Means of Mass Attraction,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

DEUTSCHE FORSCHUNGS- UND VERSUCHSANSTALT FUER LUFT- UND RAUMFAHRT E V OBERPFAF FENHOFEN (GERMANY F R)

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1970-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

11.0

Abstract:

Mass attraction is used as an equivalent acceleration input to calibrate an accelerometer. The upper limit of the acceleration by a reasonable mass size is 10 to the minus 9th power g in orbit and 10 to the minus 7th power g in the laboratory. The calibration has been carried out in the laboratory for an electrostatic suspended single-axis accelerometer MESA with a variable mass attraction. The tilting of the test pad was avoided by a vertical movement of the attracting mass and always checked by a very sensible tiltmeter. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE