Accession Number : AD0163573

Title :   Oscillating North-Seeking Platform.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY OF THE ARMY WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Yates,Robert E. ; Ross,Lester M.

Report Date : 16 NOV 1971

Pagination or Media Count : 3

Abstract : The patent relates to a self-alignment system for a gyro-stabilized platform. The system uses the earth's rotation rate, sensed by an east-west oriented rate gyro mounted on the platform, to drive the approximately aligned platform into E-W and N-S alignment with a high degree of accuracy. The accuracy is gained by employing a comparison technique to separate the gyro output signal of earth's rate from the random part of the output caused by imperfection in the gyro. (Modified author abstract)

Descriptors :   (*STABILIZED PLATFORMS, *PATENTS), GYRO STABILIZERS, ALIGNMENT, SIGNAL GENERATORS, AMPLIFIERS

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE