NASA Glenn Research Center Principal Investigator Microgravity
Services (PIMS) project supports microgravity principal investigators'
efforts to evaluate acceleration effects on their experiments.
PIMS is funded by the NASA Headquarters Office of Life Sciences
and Microgravity Applications, Microgravity Research Division
(MRD). PIMS' primary responsibility is to support MRD investigators
in the area of acceleration data analysis and interpretation.
Also, PIMS provides MRD with expertise in the area of microgravity
experiment requirements, vibration isolation and the implementation
of requirements on different spacecraft.
PIMS is part of the Microgravity Measurement and Analysis Project
(MMAP) which integrates the PIMS with five other activities
focused on the measurement and analysis of the microgravity
environment in support of microgravity science investigators.
The Space Acceleration Measurement System (SAMS) and the Orbital
Acceleration Research Experiment (OARE) are accelerometer instruments
flown on the Shuttle to measure the environment. The SAMS-Mir
project uses a SAMS to measure and characterize the microgravity
environment of Mir. The SAMS project is developing an accelerometer
system to record vibration data on free flying orbiters. The
SAMS II project is developing a new accelerometer instrument
to support science investigators on the international Space