With the ARS3 PRO Triaxial Angular Rate sensor, measuring the durability of a lever or capturing drive shaft speed in a manufacturing machine can be done without the need for a slip-ring. Life-cycle product testing, like a car door, is easy and portable with embedded DAS and a tiny sensor. The ARS3 PRO is suitable for testing products, like sports helmets or hockey sticks, that have tight space constraints, all without affecting the test dynamics.
Unlike an accelerometer that measures linear motion, the ARS3 PRO can be used to quantify virtually any object’s position in space, which starts with angular rate measurement. The ARS3 PRO makes it easy to accurately measure high rates of angular velocity, even in excessive shock and vibration environments. Rugged and small, three angular rate sensors are packaged in a sealed enclosure capable of withstanding impacts up to 10,000 g.
The triax gyroscope measures 19 x 19 x 12.5 mm (0.75 x 0.75 x 0.49 in.) and weighs 9 g (0.35 oz). For applications requiring three independent sensors to measure pitch, roll and yaw, this design eliminates the need for a mounting block that consumes additional space and adds weight. The result is a self-contained triaxial package that costs 25% less, is 50% smaller and 40% lighter than even three ARS PROs combined in a mounting block.
The sensors are available with range options of ±300, 1500, 8K, 18K, 50K deg/sec, a variety of bandwidths, dc response, up to 10,000 g shock rating, and shunt check capabilities. It suits high energy applications such as vehicle crash safety, in-dummy testing, human impact studies, and aerospace and ballistics measurements. It also meets the latest U.S. government dynamic performance requirements.
For sensor applications requiring six degrees of freedom, DTS offers the 6DX PRO that features three angular rate sensors and three accelerometers in a rugged enclosure that measures 19 x 19 x 14.5 mm and weighs 12 g.
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