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New approaches in optical rotation sensing
Author(s): S. Schwartz; G. Feugnet; B. Morbieu; N. El Badaoui; G. Humbert; F. Benabid; I. Fsaifes; F. Bretenaker

Paper Abstract

Over the last few years, there has been an increasing demand for medium-grade gyroscopes to fill the gap (in terms of cost and performance) between MEMS and current optical devices. There has also been a longstanding quest for a compact high-grade gyroscope to reduce the size of current inertial navigation units and make them available for most carriers (extending their time of GPS-free autonomous navigation). In this paper, we will describe two approaches we are following towards these goals, with support from the European Space Agency: the solid-state ring laser gyroscope and the resonant hollow-core fiber optic gyroscope.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 November 2017
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 10563, International Conference on Space Optics — ICSO 2014, 105633Y (17 November 2017); doi: 10.1117/12.2304190
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S. Schwartz, Thales Research and Technology (France)
G. Feugnet, Thales Research and Technology (France)
B. Morbieu, Thales Avionics (France)
N. El Badaoui, Thales Avionics (France)
G. Humbert, Univ. of Limoges (France)
F. Benabid, Univ. of Limoges (France)
I. Fsaifes, Lab. Aimé Cotton (France)
F. Bretenaker, Lab. Aimé Cotton (France)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10563:
International Conference on Space Optics — ICSO 2014
Zoran Sodnik; Bruno Cugny; Nikos Karafolas, Editor(s)

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