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The application of accelerometer in aircraft

May 21, 2018

The principle of the angular accelerometer is similar to that of an accelerometer. Its outer box is mounted on a rotating object. Due to the angular acceleration, a tangential dynamic load is generated on the reference mass, and a signal proportional to the magnitude of the tangential acceleration or the angular acceleration can be output. With different measured moving objects and measurement requirements, accelerometers have various principles and implementations. For example, on the aircraft, there are gyro accelerometers designed according to the gyro principle.


Measure the acceleration of the carrier line. An accelerometer that measures aircraft overload is one of the first aircraft instruments to be applied. Accelerometers are also commonly used on aircraft to monitor engine failure and fatigue damage of aircraft structures. Accelerometers are important tools for investigating flutter and fatigue life of aircraft in flight tests of various types of aircraft. In a flight control system, an accelerometer is an important dynamic characteristic correction element. In inertial navigation systems, a high-precision accelerometer is one of the most basic sensitive components. The accelerometers used in different occasions vary greatly in performance. A high-precision inertial navigation system requires the resolution of the accelerometer to be as high as 0.001 g, but the range is not large; an accelerometer for measuring an aircraft overload may require a 10 g range, and the accuracy The demand is not high.