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Outlook of fiber-optic gyroscope
Author(s): Yoshiaki Hayakawa; Akihiro Kurokawa
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Paper Abstract

Over the last decade, the research and development of a fiber optic gyroscope (FOG) has made remarkable progress, and it is now recognized that this new technology will take the place of a traditional gyroscope during the 1990s. In fact, the flight test of this FOG was performed on February 22, 1990, aboard an S-520-11 rocket at ISAS's test facilities in Uchinoura, Japan. The flight test was successfully demonstrated. During the mission, the FOG rate sensor worked well and the expected performance of the FOG rate sensor was confirmed. This was the first experience for a rocket use of the FOG. This paper reviews the outlook of FOG during the 1990s based on the present status of FOG R&D.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 August 1991
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 1572, International Conference on Optical Fibre Sensors in China OFS(C) '91, (1 August 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.50007
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Yoshiaki Hayakawa, Mitsubishi Precision Co., Ltd. (Japan)
Akihiro Kurokawa, Mitsubishi Precision Co., Ltd. (Japan)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1572:
International Conference on Optical Fibre Sensors in China OFS(C) '91

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