Patent Number: 8,584,524

Title: Nano-resonator inertial sensor assembly

Abstract: The invention is a frequency modulated (FM) inertial sensing device and method which, in one embodiment, comprises an accelerometer having a proof mass coupled to a nano-resonator element. The nano-resonator element is oscillated at a first predetermined frequency, which may be a first resonant frequency, and is altered to oscillate at a second frequency, which may be a second resonant frequency, in response to a resultant force produced by the acceleration of the proof mass. The degree of change in nano-resonator element output frequency is sensed and processed using suitable processing circuitry as a change in acceleration.

Inventors: Hsu; Ying (San Clemente, CA)

Assignee: ISC8 Inc.

International Classification: G01P 15/10 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 1/19/12018