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Study of photonic resonant angular velocity sensors as alternative gyro technology

Paper Abstract

Recent results obtained on integrated optical gyroscopes are presented in this paper. The sensors configuration, based on high-Q resonators both in silica-onsilicon and InP technologies, is discussed and the estimation of the resonators performance through an accurate optical characterization is reported. On the basis of the numerical and experimental achievements, we demonstrate that resonant micro optical gyros can potentially exhibit resolution values in the range 1-10 °/h, which is demanded by several emerging space applications.

Paper Details

Date Published: 20 November 2017
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 10564, International Conference on Space Optics — ICSO 2012, 105641M (20 November 2017); doi: 10.1117/12.2309032
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C. Ciminelli, Politecnico di Bari (Italy)
F. Dell'Olio, Politecnico di Bari (Italy)
C. E. Campanella, Politecnico di Bari (Italy)
M. N. Armenise, Politecnico di Bari (Italy)
E. Armandillo, European Space Research and Technology Ctr. (Netherlands)
I. McKenzie, European Space Research and Technology Ctr. (Netherlands)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10564:
International Conference on Space Optics — ICSO 2012
Bruno Cugny; Errico Armandillo; Nikos Karafolas, Editor(s)

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