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Sensors 2008, 8(2), 784-799; doi:10.3390/s8020784
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Suitability of MEMS Accelerometers for Condition Monitoring: An experimental study

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Received: 30 November 2007 / Accepted: 31 January 2008 / Published: 6 February 2008
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Modeling, Testing and Reliability Issues in MEMS Engineering)

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; Micro-Electro Mechanical System; MEMS Accelerometer; Vibration Measurements; Transfer Function. Condition Monitoring; Micro-Electro Mechanical System; MEMS Accelerometer; Vibration Measurements; Transfer Function.
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Albarbar, A.; Mekid, S.; Starr, A.; Pietruszkiewicz, R. Suitability of MEMS Accelerometers for Condition Monitoring: An experimental study. Sensors 2008, 8, 784-799.

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