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Hey there I have a pic16f882 and an MMA7360L accelerometer and i'm trying to convert the x and y axis readings into vectors to be able to calculate the accelerometers position from a given point at any given time. I already have the readings stored from the accelerometer but i'm not sure how i would now go about integrating these to reach position. Any help would be greatly appreciated, thanks in advance, ali+
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+Method 2B. Accurate to 1.2%..+0.8%. Requires up to four constant multiplies. This method refines Levitt/Morris method. int magnitude2B(int x, int y) { int mx; int mn; x = abs(x); y = abs(y); mx = max(x, y); mn = min(x, y); if(mx >= 3*mn) return mx + mn/8; else if (mx >= 5/4*mn) return mx*7/8 + mn/2; else return mx*3/4 + mn*21/32; }
+There are several approximate methods for finding magnitude. They vary in their complexity and accuracy. Here is a list of some options: Method 1. Accurate up to 0..+8%. Requires a multiply by a constant. int magnitude_Robertson(int x, int y) { int mx; int mn; x = abs(x); y = abs(y); mx = max(x, y); mn = min(x, y); return mx + mn*k; } The method is apparently due to: Robertson, G.H., "A Fast Amplitude Approximation for Quadrature Pairs", Bell Sys. Tech. J., Vol. 50, Oct. 1971, pp.28492852. The constant k is chosen to minimize error in one of different ways (average error, absolute error, peaktopeak error, standard deviation, etc) and efficient to compute the multiply. A few examples: 1/2, 3/8, 1/4: suggested by Robertson sqrt(2)1 ~= 106/256: minimizes pp error (also, zero error at multiples of 45 deg) Method 2. Accurate to 2.8%. Requires three constant multiplies. int magnitude_Levitt(int x, int y) { int mx; int mn; x = abs(x); y = abs(y); mx = max(x, y); mn = min(x, y); if(mx >= 3*mn) return mx + mn/8; else return mx*7/8 + mn/2; } See B.K Levitt, G.A. Morris, "An Improved Digital Algorithm for Fast Amplitude Approximations of Quadrature Pairs", DSN Progress Report 4240, May and June 1977, pp 97101. <a href="http://tmo.jpl.nasa.gov/progress_report2/4240/40L.PDF">http://tmo.jpl.nasa.gov/progress_report2/4240/40L.PDF</a> Method 3. Accurate up to 1.5%...+0%. Requires a divide, multiply, and a constant multiply. int magnitude3(int x, int y) { int mx; int mn; x = abs(x); y = abs(y); mx = max(x, y); mn = min(x, y); if(mx == 0) return mx; return mx + mn*mn/mx*k; } The constant k is chosen similarly to method 1. For example, k=sqrt(2)1~=106/256 again minimizes the pp error. The method is due to Nikolai Golovchenko. :) Method 4. Accurate up to 0.5%..+0%. Requires a divide, multiply, and two constant multiplies. This is a piecewise refinement of method 3. Vector (x,y) is assumed to be rotated to the range of 0 to 45 deg (i.e. x=mx and y=mn as in examples above) b = y/x if b <= 0.5 b += b * 0.14 // ~5/32 else b += (1b) * 0.14 r = x + y * b * 106/256 Method 5: Theoretically arbitrary accuracy. Requires a divide and two multiplies. r = x + y * lookup(y/x) lookup()  a function that represents a table with linear interpolation.
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