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Sensors (Basel). 2008 Feb 6;8(2):784-799.

Suitability of MEMS Accelerometers for Condition Monitoring: An experimental study.

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1
School of Mechanical, Aerospace and Civil Engineering, University of Manchester, Manchester, M60 1QD, U.K.. a.albarbar@mmu.ac.uk.
2
School of Mechanical, Aerospace and Civil Engineering, University of Manchester, Manchester, M60 1QD, U.K.. s.mekid@manchester.ac.uk.
3
School of Mechanical, Aerospace and Civil Engineering, University of Manchester, Manchester, M60 1QD, U.K..

Abstract

With increasing demands for wireless sensing nodes for assets control and condition monitoring; needs for alternatives to expensive conventional accelerometers in vibration measurements have been arisen. Micro-Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS) accelerometer is one of the available options. The performances of three of the MEMS accelerometers from different manufacturers are investigated in this paper and compared to a well calibrated commercial accelerometer used as a reference for MEMS sensors performance evaluation. Tests were performed on a real CNC machine in a typical industrial environmental workshop and the achieved results are presented.

KEYWORDS:

Condition Monitoring; MEMS Accelerometer; Micro-Electro Mechanical System; Transfer Function.; Vibration Measurements

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