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Title: ACCELEROMETER

Abstract

A device, commonly known as an accelerometer, is described which may be utllized for measuring acceleratlon with high sensitivity and accuracy tbroughout a relatively wlde range of values. In general, the accelerometer consists of an assembly, including an electric motor stator and a mass element located away from the axis of rotation of the stator, rotatably mounted on a support, and an electric motor rotor positioned within the stator and rotatable thereln. An electrlcal switching circuit controlled by the movement of the stator lntermittently energizes the rotor winding and retards move ment of the stator, and a centrifugal switch is rotatable with the rotor to operate upon attainment of a predetermined rotor rotational velocity.

Inventors:
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Originating Research Org. not identified
OSTI Identifier:
4273736
Patent Number(s):
2861789
Assignee:
U.S. Atomic Energy Commission DTIE; NSA-13-008411
NSA Number:
NSA-13-008411
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Orig. Receipt Date: 31-DEC-59
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
PATENTS; ACCELERATION; ACCELERATORS; CENTRIFUGATION; CIRCUITS; COILS; CONTROL SYSTEMS; ELECTRICITY; ERRORS; MACHINE PARTS; MASS; MEASURED VALUES; MOTORS; ROTATION; SENSITIVITY; SWITCHES; VELOCITY

Citation Formats

Pope, K.E. ACCELEROMETER. United States: N. p., 1958. Web.
Pope, K.E. ACCELEROMETER. United States.
Pope, K.E. Tue . "ACCELEROMETER". United States.
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title = {ACCELEROMETER},
author = {Pope, K.E.},
abstractNote = {A device, commonly known as an accelerometer, is described which may be utllized for measuring acceleratlon with high sensitivity and accuracy tbroughout a relatively wlde range of values. In general, the accelerometer consists of an assembly, including an electric motor stator and a mass element located away from the axis of rotation of the stator, rotatably mounted on a support, and an electric motor rotor positioned within the stator and rotatable thereln. An electrlcal switching circuit controlled by the movement of the stator lntermittently energizes the rotor winding and retards move ment of the stator, and a centrifugal switch is rotatable with the rotor to operate upon attainment of a predetermined rotor rotational velocity.},
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place = {United States},
year = {1958},
month = {11}
}