Wireless 3-Axis Accelerometer System for Measurement of Structural Displacement

GÜRKAN K., Gurkan G., Dindar A. A., AKPINAR B., Gulal E.

8th International Conference on Electrical and Electronics Engineering (ELECO), Bursa, Turkey, 28 - 30 November 2013, pp.403-406 identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
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  • Doi Number: 10.1109/eleco.2013.6713871
  • City: Bursa
  • Country: Turkey
  • Page Numbers: pp.403-406
  • Yıldız Technical University Affiliated: Yes


In this study, we present the design of a 3-axis acceleration measurement system that is capable of UTC (Coordinated Universal Time) time-stamping captured from a Global Positioning System (GPS) receiver module. With this achievement, the system is able to monitor and record the 3-axis vibrations with respect to an absolute time rather than the local sensor (and computer) time. Acquired 3-axis acceleration data and UTC are transferred via Bluetooth (R) protocol and developed software which enables monitoring and recording of UTC and acceleration data on a PC, respectively. For verification and synchronization quality test of acceleration data, shake-table tests were conducted for simulation of structural displacement and the calculated displacements were compared with a displacement sensor of a commercially available shake table system.