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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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Accelerometers with an analogue output produces a voltage that is directly proportional to the acceleration sense.
The low noise performance over high frequencies provided by the new ADXL356 and ADXL357 MEMS accelerometers delivers high resolution vibration measurements that enable the early detection of machine failure in condition monitoring applications.
There even are accelerometers based on eddy-current measurement.
Their most common applications include: accelerometers, sensors of pressure, chemical sensors, flow sensors, as well as optical scanners and pumps of flow.
Recent results have nevertheless suggested that micro-sensors, such as the accelerometers included in the GPS units worn by the majority of team sport players (i.
The vibrations measured by the technique matched those picked up by accelerometers and laser vibrometry--precise but expensive techniques commonly used in infrastructure monitoring.
There are many types of accelerometers and there are many different ways to make an accelerometer.
The accelerometer is designed specifically for use as a transfer standard for calibrating accelerometers and is equally suited to laboratory and field applications.
The accelerometers can be removed and replaced, leaving the mount in place.
This simplicity provides the utility of precision piezoelectric accelerometers while acting as a high-fidelity tool for both the test and industrial markets.
Human body movement accelerations can be measured with low power accelerometers (1).
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.