Accession Number:

ADB014045

Title:

Q-Flex Accelerometer Thermal Performance Study

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 13 Jun 1975-7 May 1976

Corporate Author:

SUNSTRAND DATA CONTROL INC REDMOND WA

Report Date:

1976-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

213.0

Abstract:

The significance of this investigative effort to the Air Force is in the pursuit of low cost accelerometer with low thermal sensitivity and suitable for strapped down system application. The results of this Air Force research and development program indicate that the Q-Flex sensor can be modified to exhibit satisfactory performance characteristics under a rapid-reaction wide range static temperature environment. The results obtained demonstrate the ability to thermal model the characteristics of both bias and scale factor and suggest modifications to the structural design. With these modifications the Air Force may expect an increase in both quantity and quality of accelerometers meeting the strapdown system thermal design goals through the Sundstrand sorting and selection process for inertial grade units.

Subject Categories:

  • Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE