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Karen Lightman
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Re: MEMs sensor used in archery
Karen Lightman   5/2/2012 9:35:04 AM
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@Allyson - great addition! Yes I have heard of the Velocitip Ballistic System and I know that Analog Devices MEMS is in there too - very cool. I am sure that Olympic athletes are using them to train (archery?); but to hunters use them too? I am always curious about the market applications of these things... 
thanks again!

Karen 

Allyson Donahoe
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Re: MEMs sensor used in archery
Allyson Donahoe   5/2/2012 9:47:29 AM
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Karen - The system was originally designed to fit on arrows used primarily by hunters andIBO competitors.  Full Flight Technology is working to develop a new tip that will fit on the narrower diameter Olympic style arrows.  USA Archery is actively interested in those efforts, so we hope the design will help the team, if not in 2012 then shortly thereafter.  We'll keep you posted on this.

Hunters use the system to determine if their combination of bow and arrow has sufficient momentum (some state fish and wildlife departments require a minimum momentum for large game hunting) and they also use the basic velocity, trajectory and arrow drag measurements to help improve their form.  It's also good for comparing different bows and different arrows if you're in the market to buy new equipment, so pro shops like to be able to offer the use of the system to customers.

Allyson

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Re: MEMs sensor used in archery
Allyson Donahoe   5/2/2012 1:55:05 PM
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Karen - As it out Robert O'Reilly from Analog is giving his MEMS – One Size Doesn't Fit All talk again at SEMICON West http://semiconwest.org/node/6451 and Velocitip is mentioned in slide 16.    Analog really like this application for their product.

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