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Vol. 145, No. 10, September 2012, pp. 86-95

 

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A Piezoresistive Acceleration Sensor: from System to Physical Levels
 
Tran Duc TAN

University of Engineering and Technology (UET), VNUH,

E3 building,144 Xuan Thuy, Cau Giay, Hanoi, Vietnam

Tel.: +84437547709

E-mail: tantd@vnu.edu.vn

 

 

Received: 23 February 2012   /Accepted: 22 October 2012   /Published: 31 October 2012

Digital Sensors and Sensor Sysstems

 

Abstract: In this paper, we focus to design and simulation of a piezoresistive accelerometer using three different soft-wares corresponding to three different levels: system, device, and physical ones. At the system level, MATLAB software was utilized to model a simple mechanical damping system. At the device level, we have used SUGAR/MATLAB to investigate the basic behaviors of 3-DOF accelerometer. Consequently, the ANSYS finite-element software has been used to design and simulate the advance properties of a 3-DOF piezoresistive accelerometer. At this level, we would also perform optimization process for the fabrication step.

 

Keywords: Piezoresistive, Accelerometer, MEMS

 

 

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