Sensors: Linear and rotational sensors

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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 languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationMechatronic Systems, Sensors, and Actuators
Subtitle of host publicationFundamentals and Modeling
PublisherCRC Press
Number of pages12
ISBN (Electronic)9781420009002
ISBN (Print)9780849392580
StatePublished - Jan 1 2017

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Engineering
  • General Physics and Astronomy


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