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Environmental test results of low-cost fiber optic rate gyros
Author(s): Jeffrey L. Duryea; Jeff Bush
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Paper Abstract

A thorough investigation of the temperature induced performance errors of IFOG configured fiber gyros was performed. The investigation was focused on low-cost optical components which are capable of being assembled into a gyro package volume of less than two cubic inches including electronics. Testing performed at the optical component level includes diode sources, receivers, wound coils, and integrated optic assemblies. Testing also included the fabrication of IFOG circuits and performing gyro bias and noise measurements. The test results indicate that high performance rate sensing is possible given the use of low cost optical components.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 November 1994
PDF: 15 pages
Proc. SPIE 2292, Fiber Optic and Laser Sensors XII, (1 November 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.191844
Show Author Affiliations
Jeffrey L. Duryea, Mercer Engineering Research Ctr. (United States)
Jeff Bush, Optiphase, Inc. (United States)


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

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