Accelerometer Placement for Angular Velocity Determination

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Joseph Genin, Juehui Hong, Wei Xu

Department of Mechanical Engineering, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, NM 88003

J. Dyn. Sys., Meas., Control 119(3), 474-477 (Sep 01, 1997) (4 pages) doi:10.1115/1.2801281 History: Received August 01, 1994; Online December 03, 2007


An accelerometer placement scheme to determine the angular velocities and accelerations of a rigid body is presented. We show that the least number of uniaxial accelerometers required in a sensor array to uniquely determine the angular velocities in a moving frame is nine.

Copyright © 1997 by The American Society of Mechanical Engineers
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