Test of the Precision and Accuracy of the ShapeAccelArray Sensor

Martin Štroner, Rudolf Urban, Jan Balek

Abstract


Measurand MEMS ShapeAccelArray sensors are in many ways unique and new equipment, which allows to determine the relative displacements and deformations in other ways than before. The instruments are described, tested and compared with existing instrumentation in a small number of articles, but with exception of one it was not tested from engineering surveying point of view, where the exact precision and accuracy knowledge is a basis for the further use. The result of the experiments is the accuracy of measuring changes by the sensor itself, the pros and cons of its use and some features of its design, which is good to know before using it.

There were designed and performed practical tests to determine the relative and absolute measurement accuracy of the sensor deformations measurement in all three possible types of use, namely the vertical installation, the horizontal installation and the measurement of convergence.

The results show high accuracy of the sensor tested, which is under certain conditions even considerably higher than that given by Measurand


Keywords


ShapeAccelArray sensor, Precision test, Accuracy test

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