Data Filter Performance for Rocket Thrust Measurement System


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This research focuses on the electrical noise coming from the sensor: load cell which is being used in rocket thrust measurement system. The aim is to investigate the noise contained in the measurement data. Fast Fourier Transform (FFT) is used as an indicator for appropriate cut off frequency in filtering data. Low Pass Filter is used as the measurement of thrust for it produces steady-state signal and acceptable transient response. Results confirmed that there are significant differences for Signal Noise Ratio (SNR) value between filtered and unfiltered data. Data noise has an impact to the true value of the expected results that affects data interpretation. It is shown that the influence of noise on the measurement data has been successfully reduced by the method used.



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R. Varatharajoo, F.I. Romli, K.A. Ahmad, D.L. Majid and F. Mustapha




N. H. Abdullah et al., "Data Filter Performance for Rocket Thrust Measurement System", Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vol. 629, pp. 240-245, 2014

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October 2014




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