Above: A piezoelectric sensor test fixture.
Top Image: Team members from left to right: Emily Page, Tré Tiff, Christopher Doyle, Justin Hilbert, Kendall Holloway, Matthew Jaeckel, Kristin Bogar-Satterfield.
The piezoelectric sensor test fixture was designed to echo a carnival ‘High Striker’ for Los Alamos National Laboratory. The test fixture uses a sound box to focus pressure waves onto a thin film piezoelectric sensor and reads the voltage output using LabView. The data is stored and used to build a trend line characterizing the range of the sensor when it undergoes high speed, high impact forces.
Sponsored by Los Alamos National Laboratories