The Sherborne Sensors’ range of Solid State Accelerometers measure vector acceleration with high accuracy using an advanced micromachined (MEMS) silicon sensor incorporating a gas damping feature. Unlike fluid damped devices the gas damping employed is essentially independent of temperature. The transducer also incorporates positive mechanical stops confering excellent shock
resistance. The accelerometer is also compensated for the effects of temperature on both sensitivity and zero. Designed for operation from an unregulated DC power supply the A640 series has a military style, bayonet lock electrical connector. The accelerometer has a high useable frequency response and is fitted with a 5Hz low pass filter as standard. The accelerometer may be supplied with the output biased at 1g to offset the acceleration due to gravity.
Typical applications include data acquisition systems, crash recorders, fatigue life monitoring and prediction; monitoring and controlling deceleration in mass transit systems; road bed analysis and fault detection equipment for high speed railways; military and civil flight simulators; autopilots and low frequency vibration monitoring. The A640 series will in many cases replace the long discontinued Schaevitz Series A400 accelerometers and is mechanically inter-changeable. Sherborne Sensors design and develop accelerometers for specific applications. These custom designed units are manufactured and tested to conform to the highest specific requirements and standards.