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Calculating Tilt from Accelerometer

Discussion in 'Electronic Basics' started by llienossor, Jan 27, 2005.

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  1. llienossor

    llienossor Guest


    I'm using a ADXL311 acceleromoter as a Tilt Sensor. The equations
    given to calculate the tilt on the x axis or Pitch is ASIN(Ax/1g) and
    the tilt on the y axis or Roll is ASIN(Ay/1g). g is acceleration due
    to gravity, Ax & Ay are the amplitudes of the analog voltages from x
    and y outputs. But I do not know what the A (presumabely amplitude of
    some sort) before SIN represents.

    If anyone has any ideas I would be very grateful.


  2. Gareth

    Gareth Guest

    ASIN means inverse sine, or arc sine, NOT A*SIN

    e.g. SIN(angle) = Ay/1g

    Therefore :-

    angle = ASIN(Ay/1g)

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