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Design, modelling and simulation of vibratory micromachined gyroscopes

Mohite, Suhas and Patil, Nishad and Pratap, Rudra (2006) Design, modelling and simulation of vibratory micromachined gyroscopes. In: International MEMS Conference 2006, MAY 09-12, 2006, Singapore, SINGAPORE, pp. 757-763.

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Among various MEMS sensors, a rate gyroscope is one of the most complex sensors from the design point of view. The gyro normally consists of a proof mass suspended by an elaborate assembly of beams that allow the system to vibrate in two transverse modes. The structure is normally analysed and designed using commercial FEM packages such as ANSYS or MEMS specific commercial tools such as Coventor or Intellisuite. In either case, the complexity in analysis rises manyfolds when one considers the etch hole topography and the associated fluid flow calculation for damping. In most cases, the FEM analysis becomes prohibitive and one resorts to equivalent electrical circuit simulations using tools like SABER in Coventor. Here, we present a simplified lumped parameter model of the tuning fork gyro and show how easily it can be implemented using a generic tool like SIMULINK. The results obtained are compared with those obtained from more elaborate and intense simulations in Coventor. The comparison shows that lumped parameter SIMULINK model gives equally good results with fractional effort in modelling and computation. Next, the performance of a symmetric and decoupled vibratory gyroscope structure is also evaluated using this approach and a few modifications are made in this design to enhance the sensitivity of the device.

Item Type: Conference Paper
Series.: Journal of Physics Conference Series
Publisher: IOP Publishing ltd
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to IOP Publishing ltd.
Department/Centre: Division of Mechanical Sciences > Mechanical Engineering
Date Deposited: 23 Mar 2011 09:35
Last Modified: 23 Mar 2011 09:35
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/36220

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