Design and Modification of a High-Resolution Optical Interferometer Accelerometer

Yuan Yao, Debin Pan, Jianbo Wang, Tingting Dong, Jie Guo, Chensheng Wang, Anbing Geng, Weidong Fang, Qianbo Lu
2021 Sensors  
The Micro-Opto-Electro-Mechanical Systems (MOEMS) accelerometer is a new type of accelerometer that combines the merits of optical measurement and Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems (MEMS) to enable high precision, small volume, and anti-electromagnetism disturbance measurement of acceleration, which makes it a promising candidate for inertial navigation and seismic monitoring. This paper proposes a modified micro-grating-based accelerometer and introduces a new design method to characterize the
more » ... rating interferometer. A MEMS sensor chip with high sensitivity was designed and fabricated, and the processing circuit was modified. The micro-grating interference measurement system was modeled, and the response sensitivity was analyzed. The accelerometer was then built and benchmarked with a commercial seismometer in detail. Compared to the previous prototype in the experiment, the results indicate that the noise floor has an ultra-low self-noise of 15 ng/Hz1/2.
doi:10.3390/s21062070 pmid:33809438 fatcat:elffo4qtxnfezdpkc34tqdljou