Vol.65, No.1, 2020, pp.419-432, doi:10.32604/cmc.2020.010911
A Novel Design of Mechanical Switch for the High Overload Environment
  • Yu Wang1, Chen Liu1, Lei Wang2, Lihua Zhu1, *
1 School of Mechanical Engineering, Nanjing University of Science and Technology, Nanjing, 210094, China.
2 School of Computing and Information Technology, University of Wollongong, Wollongong, NSW 2522, Australia.
* Corresponding Author: Lihua Zhu. Email: zhulihua@njust.edu.cn.
Received 06 April 2020; Accepted 17 May 2020; Issue published 23 July 2020
The internal structure of the inertial measurement unit (IMU) in active state is easily damaged in the high overload environment. So that the IMU is usually required to be powered within the disappearance of the high overload. In this paper, a mechanical switch is designed to enable the IMU based on the analysis of the impact of high overload on the power-supply circuit. In which, parameters of mechanical switch are determined through theoretical calculation and data analysis. The innovation of the proposed structure lies in that the mechanical switch is triggered through the high overload process and could provide a delay signal for the circuit. After all, the proposed switch is tested through mechanical simulation, impact test and practical test. The experimental results show that the designed mechanical switch can effectively and reliably provide the delay for the circuit and guarantee operation of the IMU under high overload.
High overload environment, mechanical switch, power-supply circuit, circuit delayed closing, data analysis.
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Wang, Y., Liu, C., Wang, L., Zhu, L. (2020). A Novel Design of Mechanical Switch for the High Overload Environment. CMC-Computers, Materials & Continua, 65(1), 419–432.
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