Accession Number : AD0602197

Title :   BASIC PRINCIPLES OF UNCONVENTIONAL GYROS.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : MASSACHUSETTS INST OF TECH CAMBRIDGE

Personal Author(s) : Baker,Derek Howard ; Harrill,James Weatherspoon

Report Date : MAY 1964

Pagination or Media Count : 124

Abstract : The basic principles of four representative unconventional gyros are developed. The force between the plates of a charged capacitor manifests itself as the basis for rotor support in the electrostatic gyro. The cryogenic gyro support is dependent on the unusual electric and magnetic behavior of metals at extremely low temperatures. The laser gyro utilizes high frequency electromagnetic radiation instead of angular momentum to sense inertial rotations. The angular momentum of the nuclear gyro is that of sub-atomic particles of matter. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*GYROSCOPES, THEORY), CAPACITORS, ELECTROSTATICS, CRYOGENICS, ELECTROMAGNETISM, LASERS, MOMENTUM, MAGNETIC MOMENTS, NUCLEAR ENGINEERING

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE