Precision Force Measurement Using the Levitation Mass Method (LMM)

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This paper reviewed the present status and the future prospects of a method for precision mass and force measurement based on levitation mass method (LMM). The LMM has been proposed and improved by the author The mass which levitated using a pneumatic linear bearing in LMM is used to producte a inertial force which used as the reference force applied to the objects under test, such as to force sensor calibration, material and structure test. The inertial force is calibrated only from Doppler shift frequency. The stability of laser’s wavelength has improved in the LMM. The futhure work and the method to improve the precision have described.

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Yusaku Fuji and Koichi Maru

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41-51

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Y. Fujii et al., "Precision Force Measurement Using the Levitation Mass Method (LMM)", Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vol. 36, pp. 41-51, 2010

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