Development of Mass Measurement Devices for Zero-Gravity Experiments
A review of mass measurement devices developed by the author is presented. According to the measurement principles, the treated devices are classified into two types. The first type uses a dynamic vibration absorber as a device for both mass measurement and vibration control. The main advantage is no vibration transmitted into the surrounding structures during measurement. The second type uses relay feedback. The advantages are simpler mechanism and robustness against disturbances. In this article, the principles of measurement of each type are presented.
Yusaku Fuji and Koichi Maru
T. Mizuno "Development of Mass Measurement Devices for Zero-Gravity Experiments ", Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vol. 36, pp. 21-30, 2010