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

School of Mechanical, Aerospace and Civil Engineering, University of Manchester, Manchester, M60 1QD, U.K.
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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)
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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.

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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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Albarbar A, Mekid S, Starr A, Pietruszkiewicz R. Suitability of MEMS Accelerometers for Condition Monitoring: An experimental study. Sensors. 2008; 8(2):784-799.

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Albarbar, Alhussein; Mekid, Samir; Starr, Andrew; Pietruszkiewicz, Robert. 2008. "Suitability of MEMS Accelerometers for Condition Monitoring: An experimental study." Sensors 8, no. 2: 784-799.

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