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As this article in the ‘Mike Might Know’ series from Sherborne Sensors explains, gravity-referenced inertial inclinometers are in effect low-frequency response accelerometers and derive their angular information from the acceleration due to gravity, the output being proportional to the normal component of the gravity vector. It is perhaps surprising that some users do not appreciate that the inclinometer output is proportional to the sine of the angle and not the absolute angle in degrees.

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Technical article: Mike Might Know — inclinometer sine output errors

As this article in the ‘Mike Might Know’ series from Sherborne Sensors explains, gravity-referenced inertial inclinometers are in effect low-frequency response accelerometers and derive their angular information from the acceleration due to gravity, the output being proportional to the normal component of the gravity vector. It is perhaps surprising that some users do not appreciate that the inclinometer output is proportional to the sine of the angle and not the absolute angle in degrees.

Click on the link above to download the article.

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