Fundamentals of Micromachined Vibratory Gyroscopes.- Fundamentals of Micromachined Gyroscopes.- Fabrication Technologies.- Mechanical Design of MEMS Gyroscopes.- Electrical Design of MEMS Gyroscopes.- Structural Approaches to Improve Robustness.- Linear Multi DOF Architecture.- Torsional Multi DOF Architecture.- Distributed Mass Architecture.- Conclusions and Future Trends.
MEMS Vibratory Gyroscopes provides a solid foundation in the theory and fundamental operational principles of micromachined vibratory rate gyroscopes, and introduces structural designs that provide inherent robustness against structural and environmental variations. In the first part, the dynamics of the vibratory gyroscope sensing element is developed, common micro-fabrication processes and methods commonly used in inertial sensor production are summarized, design of mechanical structures for both linear and torsional gyroscopes are presented, and electrical actuation and detection methods are discussed along with details on experimental characterization of MEMS gyroscopes. In the second part, design concepts that improve robustness of the micromachined sensing element are introduced, supported by constructive computational examples and experimental results illustrating the material.
Provides a unique balance between theory and practical design issues
Presents comprehensive and detailed information outlining the mathematical models of the mechanical structure and system-level sensor design
Provides a solid background on mechanical and electrical design, fabrication, packaging, testing and characterization