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Mechanical monolithic sensors for mechanical damping of a suspended mass
Author(s): Fausto Acernese; Rosario De Rosa; Gerardo Giordano; Rocco Romano; Silvia Vilasi; Fabrizio Barone
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Paper Abstract

In this paper we present the control system we implemented for test the control of a suspended mass using monolithic tunable folded pendulum sensors in the band 0.01 - 100 Hz. The main goal of this experiment is to test the performances of monolithic sensors as main acceleration sensors for application in inertial damping control systems. The main advantages of these sensors with respect to the others are the sensitivity (better than 10-11 m/s2/√(Hz) in the band 0.1 ÷ 10Hz), the large band (0.01 ÷ 100Hz), the tuneability of the resonance frequency (necessary to match the sensors to the suspension mechanics) and the high sensitive integrated laser optical readout, consisting of an optical lever and an interferometer, and a very good immunity to environmental noises. Preliminary results are presented and discussed in this paper together with the planned further developments and improvements of monolithic sensors.

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 April 2011
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 7981, Sensors and Smart Structures Technologies for Civil, Mechanical, and Aerospace Systems 2011, 798156 (18 April 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.879420
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Fausto Acernese, Univ. degli Studi di Salerno (Italy)
L'Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare (Italy)
Rosario De Rosa, L'Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare (Italy)
Univ. degli Studi di Napoli Federico II (Italy)
Gerardo Giordano, Univ. degli Studi di Salerno (Italy)
Rocco Romano, Univ. degli Studi di Salerno (Italy)
L'Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare (Italy)
Silvia Vilasi, Univ. degli Studi di Salerno (Italy)
L'Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare (Italy)
Fabrizio Barone, Univ. degli Studi di Salerno (Italy)
L'Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare (Italy)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7981:
Sensors and Smart Structures Technologies for Civil, Mechanical, and Aerospace Systems 2011
Masayoshi Tomizuka, Editor(s)

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