GYRO WANDER CORRECTION BY PERIODIC REVERSALS OF GYRO SPIN PART 2. EVALUATION OF PERIODIC SPIN REVERSALS AS A METHOD OF CORRECTING THE WANDER OF GYROSCOPES

Norman E. French

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Abstract: THE ANGULAR WANDER is evaluated on the basis of a stochastic model of the wander rate. The wander of a continuously rotating gyroscope is reviewed, together with two methods for obtaining a constant signal to be applied as compensation for the bias. The case is then considered where stabilization about an axis is provided by two gyroscopes operating in a cycle of four modes, with periodic spin reversals. The results obtained by the ideal stochastic model suggest that a subsantial reduction iin teh angular wander can be achieved by the spin reversals method. There is a need for research to investigate the method experiemntally.
Published in: NAVIGATION, Journal of the Institute of Navigation, Volume 15, Number 2
Pages: 214 - 218
Cite this article: French, Norman E., "GYRO WANDER CORRECTION BY PERIODIC REVERSALS OF GYRO SPIN PART 2. EVALUATION OF PERIODIC SPIN REVERSALS AS A METHOD OF CORRECTING THE WANDER OF GYROSCOPES", NAVIGATION, Journal of The Institute of Navigation, Vol. 15, No. 2, Summer 1968, pp. 214-218.
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