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Fiber-Optic Gyro For Space Applications
Author(s): W. S. Otaguro; E. Udd; R. F. Cahill
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Paper Abstract

The application of fiber-optic gyros for space use is becoming very attractive due to the significant progress made in recent years in the McDonnell Douglas development of producible fiber-optic modules which can be environmentalized to withstand a wide range of vibration, shock, and temperature effects. This modular approach has improved the reliability of the fiber-optic gyro and reduced its complexity and fabrication time. Currently, rate control devices are being developed. Attitude control systems should be available in the next few years. To provide a benchmark for evaluation of the applica-tions for the fiber-optic gyro, performance and technology comparisons of both the fiber-optic analog and digital gyro with the ring laser gyro is presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 May 1986
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 0616, Optical Technologies for Communication Satellite Applications, (15 May 1986); doi: 10.1117/12.961055
Show Author Affiliations
W. S. Otaguro, McDonnell Douglas Astronautics Company (United States)
E. Udd, McDonnell Douglas Astronautics Company (United States)
R. F. Cahill, McDonnell Douglas Astronautics Company (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0616:
Optical Technologies for Communication Satellite Applications
Kul B. Bhasin, Editor(s)

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