Accession Number : AD0624661
Title : OPTICAL FLAT PLACEMENT ON ALMOST SPHERICAL GYRO ROTORS.
Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,
Corporate Author : STANFORD UNIV CA
Personal Author(s) : Plank, Robert Victor
Report Date : AUG 1965
Pagination or Media Count : 41
Abstract : This thesis discusses a technique of precise placement of an optical flat on an almost spherical gyro rotor. An initial flat is placed near the minimum axis of inertia of a sphere. The flat is replaced by successive polishing operations until the minimum axis becomes the maximum axis and a desired alignment of the flat, approximately perpendicular, with the maximum axis is achieved. (Author)
Descriptors : *GYROSCOPES, *OPTICAL EQUIPMENT, EQUATIONS OF MOTION, DYNAMICS, OPTICAL SCANNING, INERTIAL NAVIGATION, INERTIAL GUIDANCE.
Subject Categories : Optics
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE