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Design and Implementation of a Digital Angular Rate Sensor

Beijing Engineering Research Center of High Reliable Embedded System, Capital Normal University, Beijing, 100048, China
Department of Computer, North China Institute of Science and Technology, Beijing, 101601, China
Research Center of Sensor Technology, Beijing Information Science & Technology University, Beijing, 100101, China
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Sensors 2010, 10(11), 9581-9589;
Received: 23 August 2010 / Revised: 8 October 2010 / Accepted: 9 October 2010 / Published: 28 October 2010
(This article belongs to the Section Physical Sensors)
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With the aim of detecting the attitude of a rotating carrier, the paper presents a novel, digital angular rate sensor. The sensor consists of micro-sensing elements (gyroscope and accelerometer), signal processing circuit and micro-processor (DSP2812). The sensor has the feature of detecting three angular rates of a rotating carrier at the same time. The key techniques of the sensor, including sensing construction, sensing principles, and signal processing circuit design are presented. The test results show that the sensor can sense rolling, pitch and yaw angular rate at the same time and the measurement error of yaw (or pitch) angular rate and rolling rate of the rotating carrier is less than 0.5%. View Full-Text
Keywords: gyroscope; accelerometer; pitch; yaw; angular rate gyroscope; accelerometer; pitch; yaw; angular rate

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Wu, L.-F.; Peng, Z.; Zhang, F.-X. Design and Implementation of a Digital Angular Rate Sensor. Sensors 2010, 10, 9581-9589.

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