Providing high-g tactical navigation capability, Honeywell produces the Q-Flex® QA1500 primarily for tactical missile guidance applications.
As with the entire Q-Flex family of accelerometers, the QA1500 features a patented Q-Flex® etched-quartz-flexure seismic system. An amorphous quartz proof-mass structure provides excellent bias, scale factor, and axis alignment stability.
The integral Q-Flex electronics develops an acceleration proportional output current providing both static and dynamic acceleration measurements. By use of a customer supplied output load resistor, appropriately scaled for the acceleration range of the application, the output current can be converted into a voltage.
The QA1500 also includes a current- output, internal temperature sensor. By applying temperature-compensating algorithms, bias, scale factor, and axis misalignment performance are dramatically improved. Robust design and quality assurance provides superior reliability.
• High-g acceleration measurement
• Robust shock and vibration capability
• Analog output
• Field-adjustable range
• Four fastener mounting flange
• Internal temperature sensor for thermal compensation
• Built-in self-test