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Passive Laser Accelerometer
Author(s): Clifford G. Walker
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Paper Abstract

The feasibility of using optics to measure inertial acceleration was investigated. The new concept was demonstrated using conventional optics in an open loop control mode. The experiements and analysis shows that the device is not resolution limited. This research study paves the way for the possibility of a new Strapdown Inertial System, an "Integrated Optics Strapdown Inertial System" utilizing a passive laser accelerometer and gyro, ideally implemented on a single "Chip" and a computer on a "Chip" which would allow the system to be packaged in a very small volume.

Paper Details

Date Published: 19 November 1980
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 0255, Practical Electro-Optical Instruments and Techniques, (19 November 1980); doi: 10.1117/12.959577
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Clifford G. Walker, U.S. Army Missile Command (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0255:
Practical Electro-Optical Instruments and Techniques
Robert L. Kurtz, Editor(s)

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