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MEMS Accelerometers Usability for Dangerous Tilt with Kalman Filter Implementation

  • K. Zidek
  • M. Dovica
  • O. Líška
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This article contains description of mems accelerometers implementation to device which is able to measure danger tilt. We can find out actual tilt in two basic axis X and Y from -90° to +90°. Z Axis can only detect fall of device or in vehicle system very fast downhill grade during movement. For testing of solution we select small mobile robotic carriage. There is described hardware and software part of solution. Because data from sensor are in raw format from analog MEMS Accelerometer, we use free C# library with Kalman Filter implementation to remove signal error. We can acquire next information from sensor data for example movement’s trajectory in X/Y axis (Cartesian system) and actual speed in all three axes. Fast alarm is provided by RGB diode or piezo buzzer. Integrated LCD display provides accurate information about actual device tilt.


Kalman Filter Fall Detection Actual Speed Basic Axis Actual Accelerometer 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • K. Zidek
    • 1
  • M. Dovica
    • 1
  • O. Líška
    • 1
  1. 1.Technical University of KosiceKošiceSlovakia

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