The G. Analyst Accelerometer as a Forensic Engineering Accident Investigation Device


  • Ronald E. Hendry



This discussion concerns an interesting new electronic accelerometer and its potential for use in vehicular accident reconstruction. This state of the art device is called a g.analyst. It simultaneously measures the installed vehicles longitude and lateral accelerations in the plane of the road for up to 2.54 gs of acceleration . The g-analyst with recommended accessory components is commercially available for less than $500.00. The g.analyst is manufactured by Valentine Research, Inc. of Cincinnati, Ohio. The founder of Valentine Research is Michael D. Valentine, an Electrical Engineer. Mr. Valentine was formerly a principal with Cincinnati Microwave. Reportedly, that company produced a very successful vehicle radar detector. The g-analyst was developed because Mr. Valentine wanted something to measure a cars performance limits and could find nothing satisfactory on the market. The g.analyst was developed with both the casual and serious user in mind. As such it can be succe



How to Cite

Hendry, Ronald E. 1988. “The G. Analyst Accelerometer As a Forensic Engineering Accident Investigation Device”. Journal of the National Academy of Forensic Engineers 5 (1).