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