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  • Editor: James C. Wyant
  • Vol. 45, Iss. 30 — Oct. 20, 2006
  • pp: 7785–7790

Characterization of dynamic microgyroscopes by use of temporal digital image correlation

Fujun Yang, Xiaoyuan He, and Chenggen Quan  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 45, Issue 30, pp. 7785-7790 (2006)

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The advanced mechanical testing of microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) is necessary to provide feedback of measurements that can help the designer optimize MEMS structures and improve the reliability and stability of MEMS. We describe a digital image correlation (DIC) method for dynamic characterization of MEMS using an optical microscope with a high-speed complementary metaloxide semiconductor-based camera. The mechanical performance of a series of microgyroscopes is tested. The DIC method is employed to measure the microgyroscope in-plane displacement with subpixel accuracy. Use of the DIC method is less restrictive on the surface quality of the specimen and simplifies the measurement system. On the basis of a series of temporal digital images grabbed by a high-speed camera, the stability characteristic of the microgyroscopes is analyzed. In addition, the quality factors of the microgyroscopes are determined and agree well with other experimental methods.

© 2006 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(060.2800) Fiber optics and optical communications : Gyroscopes
(100.2000) Image processing : Digital image processing
(120.3940) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Metrology
(120.7280) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Vibration analysis
(230.3990) Optical devices : Micro-optical devices

ToC Category:
Instrumentation, Measurement, and Metrology

Original Manuscript: February 23, 2006
Revised Manuscript: June 28, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: July 3, 2006

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Fujun Yang, Xiaoyuan He, and Chenggen Quan, "Characterization of dynamic microgyroscopes by use of temporal digital image correlation," Appl. Opt. 45, 7785-7790 (2006)

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