A 4 g, battery-powered, data logger accelerometer for free-flying birds

Journal Article (Journal Article)

This computer-controlled instrument has a battery life in excess of 16 h and fits on a circuit board that is 11.9 mm wide and 27.8 mm long. A programmable microcontroller digitizes the output of a single-axis accelerometer and stores up to 4096 acceleration values in memory. A personal computer can connect to the instrument and retrieve the data through a parallel port. The instrument can be calibrated on a small centrifuge, and the data have a linear relation to acceleration between 1 and 22 g (expandable to 50 g) with a resolution of 0.3 g. © 1999 American Institute of Physics.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Tucker, VA

Published Date

  • January 1, 1999

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 70 / 11

Start / End Page

  • 4394 - 4397

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0034-6748

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1063/1.1150084

Citation Source

  • Scopus