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Low-cost fiber optic gyro for land navigation
Author(s): D. E. Allen; Sidney M. Bennett; J. Brunner; Richard B. Dyott
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Paper Abstract

Fiber optic gyros of modest performance can be used as angular rate sensors for vehicle navigation on land. A practical design uses an open-loop configuration with an all-fiber optical system together with analog signal processing, which makes for low cost and simple construction. Initial production has started on a gyro whose principal components are all made from elliptical-core polarization holding fiber. The angle random walk is less than 10 deg/hr/rt-Hz with a maximum input rate of 100 deg/sec. The output is either an analog voltage which is proportional to rate or serial asynchronous data representing an incremental change in angle.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 November 1994
PDF: 15 pages
Proc. SPIE 2292, Fiber Optic and Laser Sensors XII, (1 November 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.191834
Show Author Affiliations
D. E. Allen, Andrew Corp. (United States)
Sidney M. Bennett, Andrew Corp. (United States)
J. Brunner, Andrew Corp. (United States)
Richard B. Dyott, Andrew Corp. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2292:
Fiber Optic and Laser Sensors XII
Ramon P. DePaula, Editor(s)

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