Optomechanical Accelerometers for Geodesy Academic Article uri icon


  • We present a novel optomechanical inertial sensor for low-frequency applications and corresponding acceleration measurements. This sensor has a resonant frequency of 4.715 (1) Hz, a mechanical quality factor of 4.76(3) 105, a test mass of 2.6 g, and a projected noise floor of approximately 5 1011 ms2/Hz at 1 Hz. Such performance, together with its small size, low weight, reduced power consumption, and low susceptibility to environmental variables such as magnetic field or drag conditions makes it an attractive technology for future space geodesy missions. In this paper, we present an experimental demonstration of low-frequency ground seismic noise detection by direct comparison with a commercial seismometer, and data analysis algorithms for the identification, characterization, and correction of several noise sources.

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altmetric score

  • 0.5

author list (cited authors)

  • Hines, A., Nelson, A., Zhang, Y., Valdes, G., Sanjuan, J., Stoddart, J., & Guzman, F.

citation count

  • 7

complete list of authors

  • Hines, Adam||Nelson, Andrea||Zhang, Yanqi||Valdes, Guillermo||Sanjuan, Jose||Stoddart, Jeremiah||Guzman, Felipe

publication date

  • 2022