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Manufacturing technology for tactical grade FOGs: optical fiber task
Author(s): James R. Onstott; Edward Dowd; Lawrence H. Hall
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Paper Abstract

The availability of low cost optical fiber is essential to the commercial success of the Interferometric fiber optic gyro (IFOG). Current single mode and polarization maintaining fiber designs can meet IFOG technical requirements, but substantial cost reductions are required to meet the stringent cost goals required for the IFOG to be competitive with established gyroscope technologies. The Air Force sponsored Manufacturing Technology (Mantech) program for the Fiber Gyroscope addresses this need through the optical fiber subtask. This paper discusses the program plan for this subtask as well as appropriate cost reduction methodologies.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 September 1994
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 2290, Fiber Optic Materials and Components, (28 September 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.187444
Show Author Affiliations
James R. Onstott, 3M Co. (United States)
Edward Dowd, 3M Co. (United States)
Lawrence H. Hall, Litton Systems, Inc./Guidance & Control Systems Div. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2290:
Fiber Optic Materials and Components
Hakan H. Yuce; Dilip K. Paul; Roger A. Greenwell, Editor(s)

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