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Integrated optics rotation sensor (IORS) for dual use in military and commercial applications
Author(s): Colleen Mary Fitzpatrick; Victor Vali; Bruce R. Youmans
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Paper Abstract

In this paper, we present our design of an integrated optics rotation sensor (IORS). Based on rugged glass-on-silicon technology, this gyro represents a versatile, low cost approach to high tech commercialization. The IORS is suited for a number of applications, including robotics, navigation, and guidance, and as an automotive safety device. In terms of compactness and ease of use, the IORS presents an improved approach to rotation sensing over other gyro technologies. In this paper, we present the basic operation of the gyro, along with a brief explanation of its use as an automotive yaw sensor.

Paper Details

Date Published: 23 August 1995
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 2566, Advanced Imaging Technologies and Commercial Applications, (23 August 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.217384
Show Author Affiliations
Colleen Mary Fitzpatrick, Rice Systems (United States)
Victor Vali, Rice Systems (United States)
Bruce R. Youmans, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2566:
Advanced Imaging Technologies and Commercial Applications
Natalie Clark; John D. Gonglewski, Editor(s)

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