Accession Number : AD0750890

Title :   A Long-Term Gyrocompass Test.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Nov 71-Jun 72,

Corporate Author : NORTHROP CORP NORWOOD MA PRECISION PRODUCTS DIV

Personal Author(s) : McLaughlin, Robert L.

Report Date : 15 JUL 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 26

Abstract : The work was undertaken as a joint effort between Air Force Cambridge Research Laboratories and Northrop to investigate certain gyrocompass performance characteristics. It has been realized that a rate sensing gyrocompass is sensitive to environmental influences and that these influences can affect the accuracy of the measurement in very subtle ways. Specifically the paper addresses gyrocompass resolution; long-term accuracy, statistical attributes of the gyro, and the gyro as a geophysical tool. (Author)

Descriptors :   *GYRO COMPASSES, PERFORMANCE(ENGINEERING), TEST METHODS, ACCURACY, TEST EQUIPMENT, COMPUTER PROGRAMS.

Subject Categories : Navigation and Guidance

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE