Accelerometers is part of De Montfort University CertHE in forensic collision investigation.
Accelerometers are commonly used by forensic collision investigators to establish the coefficient of friction but thats not all. Insurance black boxes, dash cams and similar devices all use accelerometers. This course looks at the various uses to which accelerometers can be put and how to interpret their output.
Starting with what is an accelerometer the course develops to look at triggering, damping and the way in which some multi-directional devices deal with multiple force directions.
We assume that you hold a UCPD, City & Guilds or equivalent in forensic road collision investigation. We recommend you have studied Applied maths to get the most from this module.
Some of the maths will not have been covered at UCPD level but will have been covered in Applied maths. There are no per-reads for this module. You will need to be able to create graphs in Microsoft Excel. If you have not used Excel before log onto the free Online Excel course on the VLE..
Six weeks distance learning, the first two days being classroom based. (Video's of classroom sessions available for overseas students only).
Your joining instructions list any specific requirements. General tools include a scientific calculator. You will require access to a computer and Profile 5 which can be downloaded for a trial period from Vericom computers.
Your course tutors will help you with your studies during the course. They will mark and comment on your final exam and coursework.
This module is part of De Montfort university's CertHE in forensic road collision investigation.
The CertHE starts in September of each year. Apply through AiTS. If you wish to take this module without registering with the university you may do so however no university accreditation will be give. To take as a standalone check the course calendar for the next presentation and contact AiTS.
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|Assessment:||Two assessments based on analysing accelerometer data|
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