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For over 10 years, The Modal Shop’s Calibration Team has been devoted to producing monthly articles, news, and tips related to dynamic sensors and calibration. This ongoing project originated from our strong commitment to the metrology community and has continued because of measurement professionals such as yourself. We hope that you find the information you are looking for below – and welcome your comments and feedback for future articles. You can connect with us via

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141 Selecting the Best Accelerometer for Your Test, Join Us for a Vibration Calibration Webinar Series
140 Influential Impedance; Plus, Upcoming Shaker Testing Webinars
139 The Critical Nature of Cables; Plus, ISO 17025 Proficiency Deficiencies
138 Understanding Microphone Calibration Methods; Plus, Calibrating DC Response Accelerometers
137 Understanding Mics: Externally Polarized vs Prepolarized; Plus, Why the word 'Hermetic' is important to your sensors
136 Acoustic Directivity Demonstrated; Plus, Calibrating Digital Accelerometers
135 Is that your natural frequency? Plus, Join Us for a Sensors and Calibration Seminar!
134 Sound Level Meter Calibration; Plus, Understanding ISO17025
133 Happy Holidays!
132 Causes of Zero Offset in Acceleration Data; Plus the Importance of Calibration in Aerospace and Defense Applications
131 Sensors and Thermal Effects; Plus, Potentially Confusing Uncertainty Contributors
130 Anti-aliasing in Acoustic Measurements
129 Is Cable Motion Effecting Your Measurements?
128 4 Sensor Mounting Methods; Consequences at High Frequencies. Plus, How Shaker Design Affects Transverse Motion
127 Is This Data Right? Troubleshooting Accelerometer Issues
126 Basics of Acoustic Calibration; Plus, Acoustic Webinar Series
125 Filtering Dynamic Force, Pressure, and Acceleration Signals; Plus, Plug-and-Play Sensors and Calibration
124 Solutions for Cable Noise; Plus, Calibration and Resonance Questions and Answers
123 Piezoelectric Sensing Geometries Explained; Plus, Calibrating Non-Symmetrical Accels
122 All About Sensor Mounting: For Test Applications and Calibration
121 Flutter and Shimmy: Flight Testing Accels Demystified; Plus, Understanding ISO16063 for Accelerometer Calibration
120 Which Sensors Do I Use? GVT Edition
119 When and Why? Sound Power Measurements Explained
118 Sound Power Basics: Understanding ISO17025 Compliance
117 Understanding Gain: Charge Amplifiers Explained
116 Trust But Verify: Dynamic Calibration Best Practices
115 High Temp Sensor Applications; ICP Calibration References
114 A Focus on Shock and Reference Accelerometers
113 Guide To Dynamic Force Sensors
112 How Often Should I Recalibrate?
111 Driving Long Cable Considerations
110 Selecting a Reference Accelerometer
109 Evaluation of Accelerometers for Pyroshock Performance in a Harsh Field Environment
108 Triaxial Acceletometer Review
107 IEEE 1451.4 - The Current Status of TEDS
106 Ballistic Sensors Demystified
105 What's in Your Vibration Testing Library?
104 Sensors of Summer: Design for Underwater Applications
103 Sound Practices: Microphone Standards, Handling and Calibration
102 Aerospace and Defense Testing Considerations
101 Understanding ISO 17025; Automotive Component Durability Testing
100 Developments in Dynamic Sensing and Calibration
99 Essential Sensor Cabling and Mounting Tips
98 6 Essential Shock Calibration Techniques
97 Fundamentals of Accelerometer Calibration, Reducing Harmonic Distortion
96 Equipment Warm-Up and Thermal Stability; Common Methods of Reducing Uncertainty
95 What Should the Pulse Duration Be for Shock Calibration?; Ski Slope FFT Vibration Data: What Causes It and How Can It Be Fixed?
94 How Does Relative Motion Affect My Calibration?; Accelerometer Frequency Range: A Tale of Two Specs
93 Small Arms Ammunition Manufacturer's Institute (SAAMI) Discusses High Pressure Sensors and Calibration; Microphone Calibration Part II
92 Accelerometer Calibration from a Risk Management Perspective; Microphone Calibration Part I
91 Why is 100 Hz or 159.2 Hz the Reference Frequency?; Sound Power Basics
90 ICP vs Charge Mode Sensors; Percent Difference vs Deviation In Accelerometer Calibration
89 How Do I Calibrate DC Response Accelerometers?; How Does Shaker Design Affect Transverse Motion?
88 How to Calibrate Your 4-20mA Current Loop Vibration Sensors; The Science of Accelerometer and Sensor Mounting
87 How Do You Calibrate the Calibration System?; Eddy Current Probes Produce An Alarming Trend
86 How Does Test Level Affect Sensitivity?; Calibrating Bently Nevada Velomitors with ICP Signal Conditioning
85 Why the Word 'Hermetic' is Important to Your Piezoelectric Sensors; FAQ: When an Accelerometer Fails Calibration
84 Know Your Standard: 16063; University of Buffalo Calibrates Seismic Sensors for Earthquake Simulation
83 Potentially Confusing Uncertainty Contributors; Pressure Calibration Techniques
82 Uncertain About Uncertainty? Certainly!; How to Calibrate Awkwardly-Shaped Accelerometers
81 Guidelines Within Standards: Thou Shall, or Thou Should Think?
80 New Calibration Units for Digital Accelerometers
79 Your Feedback on Digital Smart Sensing; Ohio University Uses Shakes on Humans in Bone Density Testing
78 Digital Smart Sensor for Vibration; University of North Dakota Uses Shaker in Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Testing
77 Why Is It Important to Calibrate My Microphones?; KU Leuven Designs Alternative to Impedance Tube Testing
76 Harvard Uses Shaker to Simulate Bumblebee Vibration Frequency; Dynamic Calibration Seminars
75 Accelerometers for Health & Usage Monitoring Systems; Shock Tubes & Dynamic Pressure Characterization
74 DIMM is a Bright Idea; HP Technology & Application Archive
73 Load Cells: Overview & Design; World's Longest-Running Vibration Monitoring System
72 Calibrate Our Own Accelerometers?; Monitoring Structural Dynamics with a Microphone
71 Pressure Calibration in Ballistics Testing; Shakers & Accelerometers
70 Methods for Field Calibration; Giant Crystal Cave Comes to Light
69 Accelerometer Calibration - 'Trust But Verify'; Upcoming NIST Colloquium
68 How Low Can Your DVM Go?; Non-Contact Displacement Sensor Calibration
67 NIST to Reaffirm Vibration Calibration; Low Frequency Calibration Needs Support Standard ISO 8041:2005
66 Does a Manufacturer's Nominal Spec Matter?; Technology Fundamentals of Microphone Types
65 What's Happening at NIST?; Benefits of ICP Operation in Vibration Calibration References
64 Accelerometer Calibration Simplified; Why Proper Mounting Is Essential
63 Explaining Uncertainty; Video - Calibration Tutorial
62 Tackling Tire Testing; Calibration Videos
61 Lab Lessons Learned, Series 3; Videos on Mounting and Removing Sensors
60 Lab Lessons Learned, Series 2; International Standard of Units Reference
59 Lab Lessons Learned, Series 1; Principles of Dynamic Calibration
58 Significance of Low Frequency Calibration; Technical Exchange Around the Country
57 Double vs Single Ended Transfer Standard Reference Accel; Video Tutorial on Transverse Motion
56 Low Outgassing Accelerometers and Cables; Back to Calibration Basics on the Exciter
55 Q & A on General Trends in Vibration; First Time Quality
54 Do's and Don'ts of Excitation Techniques; Interview with Professor David Brown
53 What's Wrong with My Accelerometer; Industrial Vibration Accelerometer Performance
52 Nontraditional Uses of ICP 'Power' New Sensors; Low Frequency Cal with Structural Gravimetric Technique
51 Understanding ICP Sensor Bias; Devil is in the Calibration Details
50 Language of Metrology; Novel Uses for Accelerometers
49 Modal Excitation Tutorial; Purdue Center for Systems Integrity
48 ED and Reference Limitations in Low Frequency Calibration; Multiple Component Order Tracking
47 Accelerometer Mounting; Accelerometer Technologies and Performance Characteristics
46 Handling Out-of-Calibration Equipment; How long should and accelerometer cable last?
45 High Frequency Accelerometer Measurements
44 Progress on MEMS Sensor; Evolution of Calibration Reference Accelerometer
43 Long Stroke Precision Calibration Exciter; Calibrating the Calibration System
42 Video on TEDS; Q&A on Calibration and Resonance Search
41 10 Best Laboratory Practices; Can I create my own DVM?
40 Aircraft Engine Monitoring Accelerometer Calibration and Control Charts Measurement Errors
39 Primary Calibrations of Accelerometers and Dynamic Sensors for Extreme Environments
38 Calibration Options and Practical Exciter Selection
37 TEDS increases my uncertainty?
36 Bone Health Monitoring; Vibration Videos; Transduction Types
35 Accelerometer Technologies and Performance; Accelerometer Calibration
34 Measurements Matter; Fundamentals of Modal Analysis
33 Forced Ranking; The Decline in Quality
32 Piezoelectric Transduction; Do I really need to calibrate?
31 Back to Basics; Placebo Transducers
30 Pyroshock Uncovered; Proficiency Testing
29 Measurement uncertainty; PCB Accelerometers on Mythbusters
28 Detail on ICPR and Tools for composite damage detection
27 Shock vibration and calibration for Aerospace and Defense
26 High temp vibration and hammer calibration
25 Is my old cal shaker good enough
24 Sensor & Cal Tips - Summertime Edition
23 Decoding accel specs; Quality system deficiencies
22 Proficiency Deficiency; TEDS
21 ICP triaxial accels aid vehicle field diagnostics; New transverse methods of cal
20 Low frequency calibration; Cable considerations
19 Linearity and the small world
18 Why calibrate; Accel selection considerations
17 Low frequency accel cal; ICP options
16 New development in accel cal; Industrial accels
15 Interpreting cal results; Discharge time constant
14 Proficiency in cal; Sensor considerations for NVH
13 ESS accel considerations; Relative motion in cal
12 Flight test accels; Random uncertainty
11 Mechanical shock accel; More uncertainty contributors
10 Facts about triax; Uncertainty redux
9 Seismic accel; Uncertain about your cal
8 What is ISO 17025; Modal array accels
7 The trouble with cables; How to maintain cal integrity
6 Ideal v real world accel behaviors; Primary v transfer cal
5 Similarities between ICP and charge; Shock cal methods
4 Which is better quartz or ceramic; What is piggyback cal
3 Accel transduction types; Laser primary cal
2 Shear, compression, flexure; ISO 16063 overview
1 Basics of accel function; How standards link together