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Development of an optical gyrocompass using a high-sensitivity fiber optic gyroscope
Author(s): Tatsuya Kumagai; Norihiro Ashizuka; Hisanori Nakai; Hiroshi Kajioka
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Paper Abstract

An optical gyrocompass is based on the high-performance fiber optic gyroscope's sensitivity to the earth's rotation rate. The advantage over conventional gyrocompasses is that it starts up quickly and should also have a long operating life. An optical gyrocompass is developed with a north-seeking accuracy of 0.05 degree.

Paper Details

Date Published: 5 March 1993
PDF: 13 pages
Proc. SPIE 1795, Fiber Optic and Laser Sensors X, (5 March 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.141235
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Tatsuya Kumagai, Hitachi Cable, Ltd. (Japan)
Norihiro Ashizuka, Hitachi Cable, Ltd. (Japan)
Hisanori Nakai, Hitachi Cable, Ltd. (Japan)
Hiroshi Kajioka, Hitachi Cable, Ltd. (Japan)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1795:
Fiber Optic and Laser Sensors X
Eric Udd; Ramon P. DePaula, Editor(s)

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