FROM SERSON TO DRAPER-TWO CENTURIES OF GYROSCOPIC DEVELOPMENT

H. W. Sorg

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Abstract: In 1762 the first written statement on a gyroscopic device was published. Starting with this apparatus the paper describes the history of the gyroscope within the past two centuries. With the artificial horizon at the beginning, the development continues with the gyrocompass, with stabilizing systems for ships, motor cars and aircrafts, and with rate and course indicators. The development culminates in gyroscopic sensors with an accuracy which makes inertial navigation feasible.
Published in: NAVIGATION, Journal of the Institute of Navigation, Volume 23, Number 4
Pages: 313 - 324
Cite this article: Sorg, H. W., "FROM SERSON TO DRAPER-TWO CENTURIES OF GYROSCOPIC DEVELOPMENT", NAVIGATION, Journal of The Institute of Navigation, Vol. 23, No. 4, Winter 1976-1977, pp. 313-324.
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