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Title: Micromachined force-balance feedback accelerometer with optical displacement detection

Abstract

An accelerometer includes a proof mass and a frame that are formed in a handle layer of a silicon-on-an-insulator (SOI). The proof mass is separated from the frame by a back-side trench that defines a boundary of the proof mass. The accelerometer also includes a reflector coupled to a top surface of the proof mass. An optical detector is located above the reflector at the device side. The accelerometer further includes at least one suspension spring. The suspension spring has a handle anchor that extends downwards from the device side to the handle layer to mechanically support upward and downward movement of the proof mass relative to a top surface of the proof mass.

Inventors:
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Research Org.:
Sandia National Lab. (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1149912
Patent Number(s):
8,783,106
Application Number:
13/324,012
Assignee:
Sandia Corporation (Albuquerque, NM)
DOE Contract Number:  
AC04-94AL85000
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2011 Dec 13
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING

Citation Formats

Nielson, Gregory N., Langlois, Eric, Baker, Michael, Okandan, Murat, and Anderson, Robert. Micromachined force-balance feedback accelerometer with optical displacement detection. United States: N. p., 2014. Web.
Nielson, Gregory N., Langlois, Eric, Baker, Michael, Okandan, Murat, & Anderson, Robert. Micromachined force-balance feedback accelerometer with optical displacement detection. United States.
Nielson, Gregory N., Langlois, Eric, Baker, Michael, Okandan, Murat, and Anderson, Robert. Tue . "Micromachined force-balance feedback accelerometer with optical displacement detection". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1149912.
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