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Posts: 232
Registered: ‎11-19-2010
My Device: Z10, Playbook
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Sensor Accuracy and error information

Is there any info available on sensor accuracy and error limits?


I.e. reading the Gyro Z axis on my stationary PB does not give a zero result. It reads at about 4-5mrad/s.


Specifically for the gyro, but in general for all sensors:


What is the accuracy? i.e. what is the smallest angular rate of change that the gyro can detect?

What is the error? i.e. X rad/s +/- y mrad/s ?



Posts: 15
Registered: ‎10-11-2012
My Device: BlackBerry Z10
My Carrier: Rogers

Re: Sensor Accuracy and error information

Generally this info isn't available as the sensors can often change.  If an application is coded for playbook using noise/accuracy/error info specific to playbook sensors, the application might not perform well on another product.


Having said that, take a look at sensor_info(sensor_type_t type, sensor_info_t **info), it contains some of the info you are interested in.