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Rate integrating fiber optic gyro: from the theoretical concept to system mechanization
Author(s): Bernard G. Fidric; Daniel A. Tazartes; Amado Cordova; J. Mark
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Paper Abstract

In the past, the interferometric fiber optic gyro (IFOG) has generally been viewed as an angular rate sensor. This may appear true on a coarse time scale. However, a study of its behavior within the transit time of light through the fiber optic coil shows that, in reality, the IFOG is a rate integrating gyro with a very short memory. Making use of fast sampling and accumulation, the rate integrating characteristic can be retained. Mechanized that way Litton IFOG exhibits an output response which is similar to

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Date Published: 1 February 1992
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 1585, Fiber Optic Gyros: 15th Anniversary Conf, (1 February 1992); doi: 10.1117/12.135074
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Bernard G. Fidric, Litton Systems Inc. (United States)
Daniel A. Tazartes, Litton Systems Inc. (United States)
Amado Cordova, Litton Systems Inc. (United States)
J. Mark, Litton Systems Inc. (United States)


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

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