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International Comparison of Acceleration Standards - Preliminary Results of SIM Project AV-1



G R. Ripper, Beverly F. Payne, G Silva Pineda


This paper presents the preliminary results obtained in an international intercomparison of the calibration of acceleration standards by participating laboratories of the Inter-American Metrology System (SIM). Participating laboratories were the National Metrology Institutes of five american countries, i.e., National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST - U.S.A.), National Research Council (NRC - Canada), Centro Nacional de Metrolog a (CENAM - Mexico), Instituto Nacional de Metrologia, Normaliza o e Qualidade Industrial (INMETRO - Brazil) and Instituto Nacional de Tecnolog a Industrial (INTI - Argentina). Interferometric calibrations of three standard accelerometers and calibration of a signal conditioner were performed by each of the participating laboratories. A brief description of the experimental procedures and preliminary results for the accelerometers calibration are given in this paper.
Proceedings Title
Proceedings of COBEM '99, 15th Brazilian Congress of Mechanical Engineering
Conference Dates
November 22-29, 1999
Conference Location
Sao Paulo, BR
Conference Title
Brazilian Congress of Mechanical Engineering


accelerometer, calibration, intercomparison, interferometry
Created November 1, 1999, Updated February 19, 2017