A 3-Axis Catch-and-Release Gyroscope with Pantograph Vibration for Low-Power and Fast Start-Up Applications

Akiko Yuzawa, Ryunosuke Gando, Kei Masunishi, Etsuji Ogawa, Hiroki Hiraga, Yasushi Tomizawa, Tetsuro Itakura, Tamio Ikehashi

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Abstract

This paper presents the first 3-axis MEMS gyroscope that employs intermittent free vibration realized by a "Catch-and-Release (CR)" method. While CR enables drive power reduction and instant start-up, its application to multi-axis tuning-fork (TF) gyroscope is not straightforward, since the increased degrees-of-freedom is likely to induce hazardous beat during the free vibration. To prevent this, a pantograph structure is introduced, in which drive motion is constrained by fixed-length joints, thereby eliminating the spurious beat. The fabricated gyroscope shows 3-axis sensitivities of 0.3-0.6 aF/dps and <2% cross-axis sensitivities. The consecutive CR operation with a release DC voltage at 25 V and a high Q factor of 440k at 20 kHz of pantograph mode are confirmed.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2019 20th International Conference on Solid-State Sensors, Actuators and Microsystems and Eurosensors XXXIII, TRANSDUCERS 2019 and EUROSENSORS XXXIII
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages430-433
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781728120072
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2019 Jun
Event20th International Conference on Solid-State Sensors, Actuators and Microsystems and Eurosensors XXXIII, TRANSDUCERS 2019 and EUROSENSORS XXXIII - Berlin, Germany
Duration: 2019 Jun 232019 Jun 27

Publication series

Name2019 20th International Conference on Solid-State Sensors, Actuators and Microsystems and Eurosensors XXXIII, TRANSDUCERS 2019 and EUROSENSORS XXXIII

Conference

Conference20th International Conference on Solid-State Sensors, Actuators and Microsystems and Eurosensors XXXIII, TRANSDUCERS 2019 and EUROSENSORS XXXIII
CountryGermany
CityBerlin
Period19/6/2319/6/27

Keywords

  • 3-axis
  • Gyroscope
  • MEMS
  • Vibratory Gyroscope
  • low power

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Process Chemistry and Technology
  • Spectroscopy
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Control and Optimization
  • Instrumentation

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