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An Operating Three Axis Laser Gyro Triad
Author(s): Helmut M. Volk; Joseph E. Killpatrick
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Paper Abstract

The laser gyro represents a new generation of attitude sensors with high resolution digital output. Three orthogonally-mounted laser gyros and a direction cosine computer provide a full freedom, high rate strapdown attitude reference system. A dither system is used to compensate for the natural lock-in of the ring laser, and solid quartz construction provides stability and ease of alignment. The unique characteristics of the laser gyro require test equipment and procedures which are different, though simpler, than those for conventional gyros.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 July 1967
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 0011, Laser Range Instrumentation, (1 July 1967); doi: 10.1117/12.946722
Show Author Affiliations
Helmut M. Volk, Honeywell Inc. (United States)
Joseph E. Killpatrick, Honeywell Inc. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0011:
Laser Range Instrumentation
William C. Russell, Editor(s)

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