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Piezoelectric accelerometer errors

Discussion in 'The Projects Forum' started by Peytonator, Feb 29, 2012.

  1. Peytonator

    Thread Starter Active Member

    Jun 30, 2008
    Hi everyone,

    I'm working on a project involving a piezoelectric accelerometer. Such accelerometers have a small amount of "transverse sensitivity" that introduces a small error into the results. The Transverse Sensitivity of a sensor refers to any output caused by motion, which is not in the same axis that the sensor is designed to measure.

    Now my question is how to actually go about negating this error - how will the datasheet information enable me to calibrate the device? See system model here,and datasheet here.

    Many thanks.