Sensor Package measures acceleration and angular rate.

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Supplied as one ruggedized package measuring 28 x 28 x 16.5 mm and weighing 26 g, 6DX incorporates 3 linear accelerometers available in ranges from ±20 to 6,000 g and 3 angular rate sensors available in ranges from ±300 to 50,000°/sec. These 6 channels of output provide necessary data to calculate acceleration vector and track its orientation in space with respect to time with appropriate post-processing calculations as well as plot kinematic motion of test piece in 3D space.

Original Press Release:

New Ultra-small Six Degrees of Freedom Sensor from DTS Measures Three Axis of Acceleration and Three Axis of Angular Rate

- Ruggedized unit is designed for high-speed impact test and monitoring applications -

SEAL BEACH, Calif., April 15 -- Diversified Technical Systems, Inc. (DTS), a leader in ruggedized data recorders for high performance testing and evaluation applications, announced the introduction of a breakthrough sensor package, the DTS 6DX. The DTS 6DX is the latest addition to its e-SENSING product line, and provides a sensor package that incorporates three linear accelerometers and three angular rate sensors in a single, compact package, just 28 mm square x 16.5 mm high, weighing a mere 26 grams. The new products will be on exhibit at the SAE 2009 World Congress, April 20-23, 2009 in Detroit, MI, at the DTS booth #1314.

The six channels of output from the 6DX provide the necessary data to calculate an acceleration vector and track its orientation in space with respect to time with appropriate post-processing calculations, and plot the kinematic motion of a test piece in 3D space. The ruggedized unit is designed for high-speed impact environments and has a 6000g shock rating. Built-in 16-pin micro circular connectors make the unit highly durable and replacement of cables easy.

The internal linear accelerometers are full bridge piezo-resistive devices with a constant (DC) response, available in ranges from +/-20g to 6,000g to meet the specific requirements of various applications. The internal angular rate sensors are available in ranges from +/-300 to 50,000deg/sec and also have DC response. The sensor output can be recorded by any standard data acquisition system.

The DTS 6DX is ideal for test and monitoring needs of vehicles, such as crash impacts, rollover, suspension and ride and handling, as well as other high speed, harsh environment applications such as product testing of sports equipment, off-road and construction vehicles, motorcycles, marine, motorsports and aerospace. The DTS 6DX can also be used for human motion measurement, particularly in high-injury-risk occupations.

This new product can be combined with the e-SENSING SLICE MICRO(TM) or SLICE NANO(TM) data recorders to create a self-contained data acquisition system that enables testing in locations and conditions never before possible. For example, a 6DX+SLICE system with an internal battery could be mounted to a bicycle wheel (no slip-rings necessary) to provide a DAS solution so small that dynamic properties of the test piece are not impacted.

DTS is the world leader in the design and manufacture of high speed data recorders used in product testing for crash and injury assessment. The company is based in Seal Beach, California with sales and technical offices around the world.

Inquiries should be directed to Steve Moss, North American Business Manager, voice +1 248 224 1402 or email More information on this product, including a pdf datasheet with complete specifications is available on the company website,

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