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


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.