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Angular MET sensor for precise azimuth determination
Author(s): Dmitry Zaitsev; Alexander Antonov; Vladimir Krishtop
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Paper Abstract

This paper describes using a MET-based low-noise angular motion sensor to precisely determine azimuth direction in a dynamic-scheme method of measuring Earth’s rotation velocity vector. The scheme includes installing a sensor on a rotating platform so that it could scan a space and seek for the position of highest Earth’s rotation vector projection on its axis. This method is very efficient provided a low-noise sensor is used. We take a low-cost angular sensor based on MET (molecular electronic transduction) technology. Sensors of this kind were originally developed for the seismic activity monitoring and are well-known for very good noise performance and high sensitivity. This approach, combined with use of special signal processing algorithms, allowed for reaching the accuracy of 0.07° for a measurement time of 200 seconds.

Paper Details

Date Published: 30 December 2016
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 10224, International Conference on Micro- and Nano-Electronics 2016, 102241H (30 December 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2267073
Show Author Affiliations
Dmitry Zaitsev, Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (Russian Federation)
Alexander Antonov, Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (Russian Federation)
Vladimir Krishtop, Institute of Microelectronics Technology and High Purity Materials (Russian Federation)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10224:
International Conference on Micro- and Nano-Electronics 2016
Vladimir F. Lukichev; Konstantin V. Rudenko, Editor(s)

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