Microgravity Accelerometer Package for Spaceflight Applications
Project Title:Microgravity Accelerometer Package for Spaceflight Applications
Company:Payload Systems, Inc.
Wellesley, Ma 02181
Principal Investigator:Byron K. Lichtenberg
The purpose of this investigation is to enhance the capabilities and improve the
information return from accelerometers used in microgravity application. Rather
than improve the accelerometer sensors themselves, the investigation is directed
towards using recent advances in microprocessor technology and system design techniques
to determine the feasibility of innovative methods to improve:
1.Sensor calibration and temperature compensation;
2.Online data display and analysis; and
3.Data reduction and information storage.
A fourth objective is to combine results from the above three areas of investigation
in an integrated design for a spaceflight microgravity accelerometer package.