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Fiber Optic Gyro Development at Litton
Author(s): G. A. Pavlath
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Paper Abstract

Fiber optic gyro development began, approximately ten years ago with Vali and Shorthill1. Progress has been rapid over these years due to the efforts of a large number of scientists and engineers around the world. Optical noise sources have been identified and reduced. Noise performance of present day fiber gyros is essentially set by shot noise or electronics noise. Many sources of optical bias errors have also been identified and reduced. Currently, scale factor errors, packaging, and environmental ruggedness are being addressed along with cost, reliability, and production issues to turn the fiber gyro from a labora-tory instrument into a product.

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Date Published: 11 March 1987
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 0719, Fiber Optic Gyros: 10th Anniversary Conf, (11 March 1987); doi: 10.1117/12.937534
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G. A. Pavlath, Litton Guidance and Control Systems (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0719:
Fiber Optic Gyros: 10th Anniversary Conf
Eric Udd, Editor(s)

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