ENGINEERING AND SCIENCE
RESEARCH LABS AND EQUIPMENT
Portable Laser Vibrometer
Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering Department
The portable and flexible Polytech laser doppler vibrometer enables the measurement of vibrations of wide scale of devices starting from small to very large scales. The main features that the machine offers are the portability and flexibility advantages. It can be carried in various places and mounted in vertical, horizontal, and any other orientation and position, as the applications demand. This is essential for many of the research activities of the mechanical engineering faculty, such as the broad area of dynamic and vibrations with applications in sensors, microphones, electronic packaging, and other systems. Such flexibility is not available in the other more sophisticated laser doppler vibrometers, which have lenses like microscopes that limit the size and orientation of the objects they can detect.