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Design of a tuning-fork gyro made of quartz
Author(s): Yubin Jia; Yunan Sun; BingKun Qin; Fang Cui; Gang Chen
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Paper Abstract

Based on piezoelectric effect of quartz, a design of tuning- fork gyroscopes made of quartz was presented in this paper. The gyroscope is a kind of micro-machined quartz angular rate sensor. Its structure is similar to a tuning fork in quartz watch. In the gyroscope, the piezoelectric effect in quartz is used both to excite a reference vibration in the plane of tuning fork and to detect a vibration normal to this plane due to an externally applied rotation. The amplitude of the second vibration is directly proportional to the angular velocity of the applied rotation. In contrast to ordinary types of tuning fork gyroscopes, this gyroscope uses a single piece of quartz, the sensor element is of a design in which the only vibrationally, active areas are the tines of the tuning fork.

Paper Details

Date Published: 13 August 1998
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 3555, Optical and Fiber Optic Sensor Systems, (13 August 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.318175
Show Author Affiliations
Yubin Jia, Beijing Institute of Technology (China)
Yunan Sun, Beijing Institute of Technology (China)
BingKun Qin, Beijing Institute of Technology (China)
Fang Cui, Beijing Institute of Technology (China)
Gang Chen, Donghua Quartz Electron Factory (China)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3555:
Optical and Fiber Optic Sensor Systems
Shanglian Huang; Kim D. Bennett; David A. Jackson, Editor(s)

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