Accession Number:

ADD020314

Title:

Acceleration Strain Transducer

Descriptive Note:

Patent application, Filed 5 Nov 2007

Corporate Author:

DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2007-11-05

Pagination or Media Count:

17.0

Abstract:

An accelerometer is provided including a strain sensor with a substantially linear configuration .The strain sensor is mounted on a transducer such that the strain sensor extends laterally across the transducer. The transducer has a base and a plurality of flaps joined at a first end to the base and supporting the strain sensor at a second end. The flaps translate acceleration in a predefined direction to strain in the strain sensor. Further embodiments have flaps defining an interrupted surface with greater height at the center and flaps that have features for enhancing the strain caused by acceleration.

Subject Categories:

  • Electrical and Electronic Equipment
  • Mechanics
  • Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE