The effect of mass loading on the sensitivity of shock accelerometers

Lixue Wu, George S. K. Wong, Peter Hanes, Won-Suk Ohm


The mass loading effect on the sensitivity of shock accelerometers was studied. A method for conversion of a velocity signal to an acceleration signal was presented. The sensitivities of an Endevco 2270 accelerometer for two different mass loads at a shock level of 10,000 m/s2 were measured. The acceleration signal converted from the velocity output of the vibrometer was compared with the output of the accelerometer affected by mass loading.


Acceleration; Acoustic noise; Algorithms; Analog to digital conversion; Data acquisition; Signal processing; Velocity measurement; Digital oscilloscopes; Mass loading; Noise problems; Velocity signals; Vibrometers

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