Microgravity Acceleration Measurement System (MAMS)
The MAMS is a complimentary acceleration measurement system to SAMS. While the SAMS system measures acceleration disturbances from 0.01 to 400 Hz, the MAMS measures accelerations from DC to a maximum of 0.01 Hz. MAMS provides this complimentary function by measuring accelerations caused by the aerodynamic drag of the ISS as it orbits the earth. In addition, MAMS measures accelerations caused by small ISS attitude adjustments and ISS gravity gradient effects. These quasi-steady accelerations are confined in the frequency range below 1 Hz. MAMS consists of a low-frequency triaxial accelerometer, the Miniature Electro-Static Accelerometer (MESA), and associated computer, power, and signal processing subsystems contained within a Double Middeck Locker enclosure.
William Foster, Glenn Research Center, Cleveland, OH, United States
ZIN Technologies Incorporated, Cleveland, OH, United States