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Fiber optic gyro development at Honeywell
Author(s): Glen A. Sanders; Steven J. Sanders; Lee K. Strandjord; Tiequn Qiu; Jianfeng Wu; Marc Smiciklas; Derek Mead; Sorin Mosor; Alejo Arrizon; Waymon Ho; Mary Salit
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Paper Abstract

Two major architectures of fiber optic gyroscopes have been under development at Honeywell in recent years. The interferometric fiber optic gyro (IFOG) has been in production and deployment for various high performance space and marine applications. Different designs, offering very low noise, ranging from better than navigation grade to ultra-precise performance have been tested and produced. The resonator fiber optic gyro (RFOG) is also under development, primarily for its attractive potential for civil navigation usage, but also because of its scalability to other performance. New techniques to address optical backscatter and laser frequency noise have been developed and demonstrated. Development of novel, enhanced RFOG architectures using hollow core fiber, silicon optical bench technology, and highly stable multifrequency laser sources are discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 May 2016
PDF: 14 pages
Proc. SPIE 9852, Fiber Optic Sensors and Applications XIII, 985207 (12 May 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2228893
Show Author Affiliations
Glen A. Sanders, Honeywell International (United States)
Steven J. Sanders, Honeywell International (United States)
Lee K. Strandjord, Honeywell International (United States)
Tiequn Qiu, Honeywell International (United States)
Jianfeng Wu, Honeywell International (United States)
Marc Smiciklas, Honeywell International (United States)
Derek Mead, Honeywell International (United States)
Sorin Mosor, Honeywell International (United States)
Alejo Arrizon, Honeywell International (United States)
Waymon Ho, Honeywell International (United States)
Mary Salit, Honeywell International (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9852:
Fiber Optic Sensors and Applications XIII
Eric Udd; Gary Pickrell; Henry H. Du, Editor(s)

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