Special Issue "Rotation Rate Sensors and Their Applications"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 March 2021.
Interests: Structural Health Monitoring; Seismic Engineering; Civil Engineering; Seismology; Random Vibrations
Interests: geophysics; rotational seismology; sensors in seismology
Interests: Geophysics; seismology; exploration geophysics; seismotectonics and anisotropy; seismic inverse problems
Interests: Sagnac Interferometry; inertial rotation rate sensing for space geodesy; rotational seismology, satellite and lunar laser ranging; optical time transfer; time and frequency in space geodesy
Rotation rate sensors are finding more and more applications in science and engineering, most prominently by serving for the control of vehicle or airplane motion. Functions in consumer electronics, such as smartphones and smartwatches are controlled with respect to their tilt. In modern seismology, the measurement of rotations about the vertical and horizontal axes is combined with classic displacement records, which has demonstrated many powerful applications. Even a small rocking motion of the foundations of tall buildings translates into substantial tip displacements. Furthermore, we are now in the position to obtain torsional motion from tall structures reliably. All these applications require various types of rotation rate sensors. From small MEMS gyros, over fiber-optic gyros and electrochemical devices to high resolution, large ring lasers. This Special Issue will collect papers on (inertial) rotation rate sensors and their applications, with particular attention paid to the novel areas of application in modern geophysics, civil and seismic engineering, as well as mechanical engineering and modern geodesy, including structural health monitoring.
Substantial progress in the technology of (inertial) rotation sensing has opened novel applications. The emerging field of rotational seismology is a good example of this development, applications in space geodesy and navigation are another. They rely on highly sensitive and stable sensors, which are very expensive. On the other hand, there are small and cheap sensors, which are neither stable nor sensitive but available in large numbers. We envisage contributions on sensor concepts and applications that outline achievements on all sides of this large application spectrum. We believe that collecting together papers on the design of rotation rate sensors with descriptions of their applications is well situated in the scope of the journal Sensors.
Prof. Zbigniew Zembaty
Dr. Felix Bernauer
Prof. Heiner Igel
Prof. Dr. Ulrich Schreiber
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- angular velocity
- rotation rate sensors
- inertial rotation sensing
- vibrations of structures
- structural health monitoring
- seismic ground motion
- ground tilt
- sagnac effect