Measurement of kinematics of a flying disc using an accelerometer

Reno Koyanagi, Yuji Ohgi

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In this study, a tri-axial accelerometer was attached to a flying disc to measure the kinematics during flight. A subject performed disc throwing. High speed video cameras were used to capture release and end points to validate boundary measurements. Results of the acceleration wave showed a sinusoidal pattern during the flight phase. According to the results of an additional verification experiment, we classified components of the acceleration wave during the flight phase to estimate the angular velocity of the disc, and validated it using high speed video cameras.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3411-3416
Number of pages6
JournalProcedia Engineering
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Jun


  • Accelerometer
  • Angular velocity
  • Flying disc
  • Inertia sensor

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)


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