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A Laser Gyro Evaluation Plan And Test Results
Author(s): J. Feldman; S. Helfant
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Paper Abstract

A test program to evaluate laser gyros for Air Force applications is described. The test plan development, facilities and actual test results obtained at the Charles Stark Draper Laboratory, Inc. on a mechancially dithered laser gyro are presented. The test plan addresses methods to evaluate a laser gyro's bias and scale factor under various environments and operational modes. The test techniques are designed for use with: a mini-computer for on-line data analysis and test control, a thermal chamber mounted on an air-bearing table which allows performance evaluation with temperature profile testing, and a data acquisition system for recording available analog voltages for subsequent correlation analyses. Future test plans and additional areas for evaluation are also discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 December 1978
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 0157, Laser Inertial Rotation Sensors, (15 December 1978); doi: 10.1117/12.965485
Show Author Affiliations
J. Feldman, The Charles Stark Draper Laboratory, Inc. (United States)
S. Helfant, The Charles Stark Draper Laboratory, Inc. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0157:
Laser Inertial Rotation Sensors
Shaoul Ezekiel; G. E. Knausenberger, Editor(s)

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