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H. Luo, G. Fedder, and R. Carley, A 1 mG Lateral CMOS-MEMS Accelerometer, In Proceedings of The 13th IEEE International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS '00), January, 2000, pp. 502 - 507.


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Technology Report. Silicon Designs, Inc. (SDI) has developed a miniature accelerometer technology which combines additive micro machining and integrated circuit technology to produce a highly reliable, capacitive, acceleration sensor. The SDI approach of building sensors out of nickel based materials is one of the first commercial successes of non-silicon MEMS  (Micro - Electro Mechanical Systems) sensors. This basic design found application through the 1990's in markets including advanced single point air bag control modules as well as industrial and commercial testing, and aerospace. Since initial development, our ongoing research has resulted in improvements that have increased the reliability, sensitivity, and survivability of our accelerometers to a point that they are being used in entirely new areas such as inertial navigation and high temperature environments.

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S. Valoff and William J. Presettable Micromachined MEMS Accelerometers.
4. Folder icon Intelligent Accelerometers to IEEE 1451.4
5.Folder icon M. Kraft and C.P. Lewis, System Level Simulation of a Digital Accelerometer, in Proceedings of the 1998 International Conference on Modeling and Simulation of Microsystems (MSM'98), pp.267 - 272.

Beeby S.P., Grabham N.J., White N.M., Micromachined Accelerometer with microprocessor controlled self-test procedure, Sensor Review, Vol.21, No.1, 2001, pp.33-37.

Abstract: This paper describes a self-test procedure for a micromachined silicon accelerometer realized using a commercially available microprocessor. The accelerometer is fabricated using a combination of thick-film printing and silicon micromachining. The self-test procedure must be performed at resonance and the microprocessor is used to identify the individual resonant frequency of each device and confirm the operation of the PZT elements. The microprocessor could also be used in the future to fully test and calibrate the device thereby ensuring correct and accurate operation.

7. Folder icon A Beginner’s Guide to Accelerometers

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Accelerometer Selection Based on Applications, Endevco Technical Paper, T291

Abstract: In this comprehensive technical paper, accelerometer selection recommendations based on applications and measurement environments are presented. Applications include motion, high frequency vibration, low frequency vibration, shock, micro-g vibration, vibration on small objects, high temperature environments, low temperature environments, radiation environments, machine health monitoring, and multi-channel applications.

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Mikio Hashimoto, A 3-Axis Silicon Piezoresistive Accelerometer, Sensors Magazine, February 1999

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Patrick L. Walter, Trends in Accelerometer Design for Military and Aerospace Applications, Sensors Magazine, March 1999

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Michael D. Insalaco, The Art of Fabricating a Rotational Accelerometer, Sensors Magazine, September 2000

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Stephen Bowling, Rodger Richey, Two Approaches to Measuring Acceleration, Sensors Magazine, February 2000

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Mike Bugnacki, John Pyle, Paul Emerald, A Micromachined Thermal Accelerometer for Motion, Inclination, and Vibration Measurement, Sensors Magazine, June 2001

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Howard Goldberg, Jeff Gannon, and James Marsh, An Extremely Low-Noise Micromachined Accelerometer with Custom ASIC Circuitry, Sensors Magazine, May 2001

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Harvey Weinberg, Building a Tiny Accelerometer to Detect Very Small Signals, Sensors Magazine, February 2001

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Tom Connolly, Variable Capacitance Accelerometers: Design and Applications, Sensors Magazine, May 2002

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T. A. Roessig, R. T. Howe, A. P. Pisano, and J. H. Smith, Surface-Micromachined Resonant Accelerometer, In Proc. of International Conference on Solid-State Sensors and Actuators, Chicago, IL, June 16-19, 1997, Vol. 2, pp. 859-862.

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M. Lemkin, M. Ortiz, N. Wongkomet, B. Boser, and J. Smith, A Three-Axis Surface Micromachined Sigma-Delta Accelerometer, Proc. ISSCC, pp. 202-203, Feb. 1997.

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Dave Olney, Bruce Swanson, and Bob Arkell, Selecting the Optimum Accelerometer for Your Application

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John E. Judd, Basics of Acceleration Measurements, Mechanical Failure Prevention Technology, 59th MFPT Forum

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Youngjoo Yee, Myoungkyu Park, Seokyu Kim and Kukjin Chun, Integrated Silicon Accelerometer with MOSFET-type Sensing Element, Journal of the Korean Physical Society, Vol. 33, November 1998, pp. S419-S422

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Kraft, M. Micromachined inertial sensors: The state of the art and a look into the future, IMC Measurement and Control, Vol. 33, No. 6, pp.164-168, 2000.

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Kraft, M., Lewis, C.P., Hesketh, T.G. and Szymkowiak, S. A Novel Micromachined Accelerometer Capacitive Interface. Sensors & Actuators, Vol A68/1-3, pp. 466-473, 1998.

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Stein G.J., Some Recent Development in Acceleration Sensors, Measurement Science Review, Vol. 1, No. 1, 2001,
pp. 183-186.

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Harvey Weinberg, Using the ADXL202 Duty Cycle Output, AN-604 Application Note, Analog Devices, 2002


Joe Matson, Calibrating The ADXL210 Accelerometer, Application Note, 1999.

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Kimberly Tuck, Power Cycling Algorithm using the MMA73x0L 3-Axis Linear Accelerometer, Application Note, Freescale Semiconductor, AN3454, 06/2007

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A. Krohn, M. Beigl, C. Decker, U. Kochend¨orfer, P. Robinson, T. Zimmer, Inexpensive and Automatic Calibration for Acceleration Sensors, in Proceedings of 2nd International Symposium on Ubiquitous Computing Systems (UCS 2004), Tokyo, Japan, November 8-9, 2004.

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Terry V. Roszhart, Constant de Cotiis, Hal Jerman, Joe Drake, An Inertial-Grade, Micromachined Vibrating Beam Accelerometer, May 2002, pp.4.19-4.22

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J.M. Dias Pereira, Carlos Banha, Octavian Postolache, P. Silva Girão, Improving Accelerometers Performance Using Smart Sensing Techniques, in Proceedings of IEEE SENSORS 2006, Daegu, Korea, October 22-25, 2006, pp.654-657.

Abstract: This paper presents a solution to improve the performance of a micro electro-mechanical system (MEMS) accelerometer exploring oversampling and sensor fusion techniques. The proposed solution seems to be adequate for any measurement application that requires sensor fusion of two quantities, acceleration and temperature. The measurement system includes auto-calibration (AC) routines and software modules (SM) to evaluate noise level amplitude for self-dithering data processing and to improve the measurement reliability using self-testing techniques.

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Yurish S. Y., Practical Circuits and Interface Techniques for MEMS Accelerometers with Quasi-Digital Output, Sensors & Transducers, Vol. 58, Issue 8, August 2005, pp.352-359

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Girish Krishnan, Chaitanya U. Kshirsagar, G. K. Ananthasuresh, Navakanta Bhat, Micromachined High-Resolution Accelerometers, Journal of the Indian Institute of Science, Vol 87:3, Jul–Sep 2007, pp.333-361.

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Simple Steps to Selecting the Right Accelerometer, Sensors Magazine, March 2009.

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Harvey Weinberg,Rob O'Reilly, The Five Motion Senses: MEMS Inertial Sensing to Transform Applications, Sensors Magazine, January 2010.

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Pei Xu, Jun Liu, Wendong Zhang, A Measuring Circuit for MEMS Resonant Accelerometer



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