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Fiber optic rotation sensor for long-lifetime space missions
Author(s): Leonard I. Dorsky; Randall K. Bartman; David H. Lehman; Phil M. Salomon; Larry J. Freier; Oldrich M. Laznicka; R. Magee; J. Murphy
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Paper Abstract

The present F-O rotation sensors (FORS) are all-solid state devices for measuring rotations and rotation rates in inertial space that may reach the 0.003 deg/hr (1-sigma) accuracies required for NASA's Saturn-orbiting Cassini mission. Attention is presently given to the mission, inertial reference unit, and FORS instrument optoelectronic component requirements envisioned for such spacecraft applications.

Paper Details

Date Published: 10 July 1992
PDF: 14 pages
Proc. SPIE 1696, Controls for Optical Systems, (10 July 1992); doi: 10.1117/12.138157
Show Author Affiliations
Leonard I. Dorsky, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
Randall K. Bartman, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
David H. Lehman, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
Phil M. Salomon, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
Larry J. Freier, Charles Stark Draper Lab., Inc. (United States)
Oldrich M. Laznicka, Charles Stark Draper Lab., Inc. (United States)
R. Magee, Charles Stark Draper Lab., Inc. (United States)
J. Murphy, Charles Stark Draper Lab., Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1696:
Controls for Optical Systems
John A. Breakwell, Editor(s)

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