MEMS Accelerometer (additional)

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Item MEMS Accelerometer
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Description Geophone/Accelerometer, Recorder (in acrylic)
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Donor Chuck Meder
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Taxonomy IMG6045E

Microelectromechanical Systems (MEMS) are miniaturized mechanical and electromechanical elements that convert a measured mechanical signal into an electrical signal. They are manufactured with semi-conductor like methods. For seismic applications these devices were implemented as accelerometers consisting of a moving inertial mass, the proof mass, suspended by springs from a surrounding frame with a resonant frequency above the seismic band (kilohertz range).

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