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PCB Piezotronics, Inc.


PCB Piezotronics, Inc. has published these technical articles:

(Vibration and Acceleration Sensing)
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Read our informative FAQ about accelerometer calibration here...... (View Full Article)
(Vibration and Acceleration Sensing)
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Shock and blast loading of structures is characterized by a very rapid deposition of energy. When acquiring acceleration or pressure measurements from transducers mounted on test structures, it is... (View Full Article)
(Acoustic and Audio Equipment)
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Directives to assess and minimize cabin noise have become a top priority for the aerospace industry. From large commercial jets, to helicopters, to small propeller aircraft the need is the same, which... (View Full Article)
(Vibration and Acceleration Sensing)
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Piezoresistive (PR) silicon accelerometers with micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS) technology are preferred in many high shock impact measurements. These devices exploit the strength of single... (View Full Article)
(Data Acquisition and Signal Conditioning)
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Operation over long cables may affect frequency response and introduce noise and distortion when an insufficient current is available to drive cable capacitance. Unlike charge output systems, where... (View Full Article)
(Pressure Sensing)
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Rocket motor combustion instability is caused by pressure fluctuations and acoustic resonances in the combustion chamber, which may reduce engine performance, induce structural vibration, and possibly... (View Full Article)
(Vibration and Acceleration Sensing)
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Results from pyrotechnic, penetration and metal-to-metal impact field evaluations are presented which prove the performance of a new piezoresistive (PR) shock accelerometer. The... (View Full Article)
(Vibration and Acceleration Sensing)
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Almost all piezoelectric accelerometers in the current market place have a fundamental sensor resonance below 100 KHz. In 1983 Endevco Corporation designed a series of MEMS (Micro Electro- Mechanical... (View Full Article)
(Vibration and Acceleration Sensing)
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The classic Piezoelectric Accelerometer is the most commonly used transducer in the vibration world today. These accelerometers are inexpensive, come in a variety of packages, and easy/forgiving to... (View Full Article)
(Force Sensing)
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Piezoelectric force sensors are used for a variety of dynamic measurements. Impact hammers are probably the most common examples of this type of PE force sensor. Find out how these sensors work... (View Full Article)
(Sensors, Transducers and Detectors)
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Piezoelectric Pressure Sensors measure dynamic pressures. They are generally not suited for static pressure measurements. Dynamic pressure measurements including turbulence, blast, ballistics and... (View Full Article)
(Vibration and Acceleration Sensing)
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Exposure to the high vacuum level of a space environment induces material outgassing in ordinary accelerometers and cables. Any substance subjected to a vacuum has the potential to release trapped... (View Full Article)
(Acoustic and Audio Equipment)
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Want to learn the basics of acoustic transducers like 'what is the difference between Free Field & Diffuse Field'? Download the new PCB Measurement Microphone Handbook to find out what you need to... (View Full Article)
(Vibration and Acceleration Sensing)
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The damage potential of a blast wave is dependent upon both the force it exerts on an object and the duration over which the force is applied. An assessment of this damage potential requires... (View Full Article)
(Vibration and Acceleration Sensing)
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This work provides a brief explanation of the physics associated with underwater explosions along with a historical record of the development of transducers to measure these explosions. Its principal... (View Full Article)
(Vibration and Acceleration Sensing)
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This Tech Note provides an introduction to the mechanical environment of pyroshock. Specifically, it (1) defines pyroshock, (2) identifies those situations where pyroshock can induce equipment... (View Full Article)
(Vibration and Acceleration Sensing)
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Accelerometers and Pressure sensors for measurement in extreme environments require special consideration during design and manufacturing processes. Specialized applications frequently require use of... (View Full Article)
(Vibration and Acceleration Sensing)
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After first clarifying what mechanical shock is and why we measure it, basic requirements are provided for all measurement systems that process transient signals. High- and low-frequency dynamic... (View Full Article)
(Data Acquisition and Signal Conditioning)
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The IEEE 1451 standard lays out the framework to make transducers more 'Plug n Play' than ever. Using the Transducer Electronic Data Sheet (TEDS) specified in IEEE 1451 transducers will be able to... (View Full Article)
(Vibration and Acceleration Sensing)
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Mechanical shock loads that are imparted to electrical and mechanical systems can degrade the performance of these systems or even induce failure. It is therefore desirable to develop a methodology to... (View Full Article)
(Vibration and Acceleration Sensing)
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In 1947 the first piezoelectric accelerometer was designed in the United States1. Within 2-decades, piezoelectric accelerometers with their higher resonant frequencies, signal levels, and amplitude... (View Full Article)