Acceleration Sensor Based on Diamagnetic Levitation

  • François Barrot
  • Jan Sandtner
  • Hannes Bleuler
Part of the Solid Mechanics and its Applications book series (SMIA, volume 130)


A novel force feedback acceleration sensor concept, featuring levitation of the inertial mass, is presented in this paper.

Key words

sensor diamagnetic levitation accelerometer seismometer 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • François Barrot
    • 1
    • 2
  • Jan Sandtner
    • 1
  • Hannes Bleuler
    • 1
  1. 1.Laboratoire de Systèmes RobotiquesEPFL (Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne)LausanneSwitzerland
  2. 2.Structural Engineering Research LaboratotyEMPA (Eidgenössische Materialprüfungs- und Forschungsanstalt)DübendorfSwitzerland

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