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Optomechanical reference accelerometer

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Author(s)

Oliver Gerberding, Felipe Guzman, John T. Melcher, Jon R. Pratt, Jacob Taylor

Abstract

We present an opto-mechanical accelerometer device with high dynamic range, high bandwidth and readout noise levels exceeding 10 μg/√Hz . The straightforward assembly and small cost of our device make it a prime candidate to perform on-site calibrations and autonomous navigation. We discuss the limitations of accuracy and precision by presenting experimental data taken with a vacuum sealed portable prototype and by comparing it to a study of the device physics.
Citation
Metrologia
Volume
52
Issue
5

Keywords

acceleration, optomechanics, fiber optics, optics

Citation

Gerberding, O. , Guzman, F. , Melcher, J. , Pratt, J. and Taylor, J. (2015), Optomechanical reference accelerometer, Metrologia, [online], https://doi.org/10.1088/0026-1394/52/5/654 (Accessed June 21, 2024)

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Created September 7, 2015, Updated October 12, 2021