By far the most common motions in mechanical systems are linear translation along a fixed axis and angular rotation about a fixed axis. More complex motions are usually accomplished by composing these simpler motions. In this chapter we provide a summary of some of the many technologies available for sensing linear and rotational motion along a single axis. We have arranged the sensing modalities according to the physical effect exploited to provide the measurement.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||The Mechatronics Handbook|
|State||Published - Jan 1 2002|
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