Nanotech 2011 Vol. 2
Nanotech 2011 Vol. 2
Nanotechnology 2011: Electronics, Devices, Fabrication, MEMS, Fluidics and Computational

MEMS & NEMS Fabrication, Devices & Applications Chapter 5

Gravimeter on a Chip: A Theoretical Study

Authors: F. Li, J.V. Clark

Affilation: Purdue University, United States

Pages: 378 - 381

Keywords: gravimeter, self-calibratable, microscale

We present a theoretical study of our proposed gravimeter on a chip. A gravimeter is a device used to measure gravity. In contrast to conventional gravimeters, our gravimeter is expected to be microscale, cheaper, more robust, and self-calibratable without an external reference. Post-packaged self-calibration is the most novel feature of our device. All previous gravimeters require external references for calibration. Besides measuring gravity, our device is expected to function as a sub-micro-gravity accelerations.

ISBN: 978-1-4398-7139-3
Pages: 854
Hardcopy: $199.95