Standard Specification Format Guide and Test Procedure for Linear, Single-Axis, Nongyroscopic Accelerometers
|Publication Date:||25 September 1998|
This specification format guide and test procedure standard applies to force-rebalance accelerometers (pendulous or translational proof mass), vibrating beam accelerometers (VBAs), and micromechanical accelerometers that range from lesser accuracy to high-accuracy devices (see 5.1).
All accelerometers have biases, scale factors, misalignments, nonlinearities, noise characteristics, and other parameters. Many of the specification requirements and verification test methods for these parameters; their stabilities; their temperature, magnetic, and other sensitivities; the accelerometer behavior through and across vibration, shock, and other environments; and the accelerometer lifetime and reliability are independent of the accelerometer type. Requirements and tests that are specific to a particular accelerometer type are described separately.
Only the clauses applicable to the given accelerometer type should be used.