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Message ID: 853
Entry time: Tue Aug 19 14:25:38 2008

Author: 
Sharon 
Type: 
Update 
Category: 
PEM 
Subject: 
Accelerometer's calibration  update 


Goal  Make sure the accelerometers are calibrated among themselves (have the same power spectrum when they are all together reading the same movements).
What I did  took the accelerometers off their usual X Y Z setting and set the 3 MC2's and 3 MC1's next to each other covered by a box.
Then I brought MC2 X to MC1 X and placed them in a box so I have a referance between the 2 groups.
Result  Seems MC1 accelerometers are much alike and have the same power spectrum when placed together for all frequencies. MC2 accelerometers seem to do the same until approximately 30 Hz. (decided not to correct for that since we don't really care about the accelerometers in such high frequencies).
When comparing the 2 X's, they also seemed to be almost perfectly correlated. I chose the gain by dividing the two and finding the mean of that in the range of 2 to 30 Hz. After correcting for all the accelerometers, I matched the gains of each group to its X accelerometer.
You can see the plots, taking into consideration that the groups were never together (pretty messy getting the cables all around).
Here are the numbers, when the MC2 and MC1 gains are calculated by comparing them to their X direction.
gain MC1 X_over_MC2 X=
1.0870
gain_MC2_Y =
0.9944
gain_MC2_Z =
0.9479
gain_MC1_Y =
1.0394
gain_MC1_Z =
0.9149 


