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An instrument used to measure acceleration.


(General Physics) an instrument for measuring acceleration, esp of an aircraft or rocket


(ækˌsɛl əˈrɒm ɪ tər)

an instrument for measuring acceleration, as of aircraft.


an instrument for measuring and recording the rate of acceleration of an aircraft.
See also: Aviation, Instruments
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Noun1.accelerometer - an instrument for measuring the acceleration of aircraft or rocketsaccelerometer - an instrument for measuring the acceleration of aircraft or rockets
measuring device, measuring instrument, measuring system - instrument that shows the extent or amount or quantity or degree of something
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Being able to make single-axial and bi-axial measurements removes the need to connect all three channels, freeing up the data acquisition system for more accelerometers.
9mm 16-pin LGA package with footprint compatible with many of Kionix's discrete accelerometers.
The vibrations measured by the technique matched those picked up by accelerometers and laser vibrometry--precise but expensive techniques commonly used in infrastructure monitoring.
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The report includes a detailed technical and cost comparison with state of the art MEMS accelerometers from STMicroelectronics and mCube.
The accelerometers in all permutations were selected from different manufacturers, to ensure that the fingerprints weren't simply defects resulting from a particular production line.
In this study, we used commercially available accelerometers and a custom software algorithm to classify the movements and body postures of persons with transtibial amputation.
org/wiki/Accelerometer) Accelerometers are devices that can measure acceleration (the rate of change in velocity), but in smartphones, they're able to detect changes in orientation and tell the screen to rotate.
STMicroelectronics (NYSE: STM), a global semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications and the leading supplier of MEMS (Micro-Electro- Mechanical Systems) for consumer and portable applications[1], today introduced ultra-low-power, high-performance three-axis accelerometers in 2x2 mm packages.
The measured data were the outputs of accelerometers (axes X, Y, Z) and the outputs of gyroscopes (axes X, Y, Z).
Interest in accelerometers for the measurement of human motion both in the clinical and performance setting has grown in recent years due, in part, to their robust design and possibility for widespread application.
Derrick Zechmair, vice president, Restraints, Safety Electronics, Siemens VDO Automotive, says this method provides faster, more precise results than the accelerometers normally deployed, in part because as crumple-zone engineering has become more sophisticated at slowing impact forces, measuring rapid deceleration has become more difficult.