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