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Analysis of temperature and stress effects in fiber optic gyroscopes (Proceedings Only)
Author(s): Paul B. Ruffin; Cassie M. Lofts; Jones S. Hamilton; Chi C. Sung; Robert L. Morgan
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Paper Abstract

We review the Sagnac effect in the application of the fiber optic gyroscope. Non-reciprocal phase shifts resulting from environmentally-induced fluctuations in polarization-maintaining (PM) fiber parameters are investigated theoretically and experimentally. It is pointed out, based on our earlier measurements, that temperature and stress cause random perturbations in fibers designed for gyroscope applications. Analysis for the experimental data are presented. The data at low temperature show large noise that rule out some PM fibers for high accuracy applications.

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Date Published: 1 February 1992
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 1585, Fiber Optic Gyros: 15th Anniversary Conf, (1 February 1992); doi: 10.1117/12.135056
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Paul B. Ruffin, U.S. Army Missile Command (United States)
Cassie M. Lofts, U.S. Army Missile Command (United States)
Jones S. Hamilton, U.S. Army Missile Command (United States)
Chi C. Sung, Univ. of Alabama in Huntsville (United States)
Robert L. Morgan, Engineering Systems and Planning (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1585:
Fiber Optic Gyros: 15th Anniversary Conf

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