ORIENTATION SENSOR

  • US 20030158699A1
  • Filed: 12/08/1999
  • Published: 08/21/2003
  • Est. Priority Date: 12/09/1998
  • Status: Abandoned Application
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1. ) A solid state orientation sensor with 360 degree measurement capability, for use in a number of different structural and medical applications, comprising:

  • primary means comprising a plurality of magnetic field measurement sensors;

    secondary means comprising a plurality of response accelerometers; and

    a microprocessor having first means for scaling sensors with calibration coefficients, and further having second means for quadrant checking for calculating the absolute angle from accelerometers.

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