FIBER-OPTIC GYROSCOPES: ADVANCES AND FUTURE DEVELOPMENTS

G. A. Pavlath and M. C. Suman

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Abstract: Fiber-optic gyroscopes hold the potential of lower unit manufacturing costs and high reliability resulting from the lack of moving parts. Fiber gyroscopes have been proposed for a number of navigation, guidance and control system applications. The basic principles of operation and the various mechanizations of fiber-optic gyroscopes will be covered. The state of the art in fiber optic gyroscopes will be reviewed in terms of elimination of errors. The additional developments required to achieve fiber-optic gyroscopes suitable for strapdown applications will be explored.
Published in: NAVIGATION, Journal of the Institute of Navigation, Volume 31, Number 2
Pages: 70 - 83
Cite this article: Pavlath, G. A., Suman, M. C., "FIBER-OPTIC GYROSCOPES: ADVANCES AND FUTURE DEVELOPMENTS", NAVIGATION, Journal of The Institute of Navigation, Vol. 31, No. 2, Summer 1984, pp. 70-83.
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