28 Nov '11, 6pm

MEMS enters world of precision archery

MANHASSET, NY -- If you like to go bow shooting, now you can do so with a high-tech measurement system that uses a MEMS as part of an arrow-mounted device which provides detailed information about arrow speed, flight dynamics and bow performance. Full Flight Technology (Cambridge, MA) uses the microelectromechanical device in its Velocitip Ballistic System, designed for archery equipment manufacturers, sportsmen and competitive archers. The Velocitip Ballistic System includes an arrow tip, battery pack, docking station, USB cable and PC software. The system uses the Analog Devices’ ADXL346 accelerometer to continuously measure arrow drag in flight to provide downrange performance data. Unlike a ballistic chronograph, this system does not require down-range equipment to measure arrow performance at target impact. The archer threads the arrow tip to the arrow in a convention...

Full article: http://www.eetimes.com/electronics-news/4230919/MEMS-ente...

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