Accession Number : AD0778084
Title : Novel Acoustic and Magnetic Rotation Rate Sensors.
Descriptive Note : Instrumentation papers,
Corporate Author : AIR FORCE CAMBRIDGE RESEARCH LABS L G HANSCOM FIELD MASS
Personal Author(s) : Newburgh,Ronald G. ; Blacksmith,Philipp ; Budreau,Alan J. ; Sethares,James C.
Report Date : 10 JAN 1974
Pagination or Media Count : 25
Abstract : The similarities and differences between acoustic and magnetic surface waves as compared with light waves are discussed. This comparison suggests several advantages of surface wave ring interferometers over optical ring interferometers for rotation sensing. The primary advantages are increased sensitivity, ease of construction, and size reduction. Proposed designs for such sensors are given. In the appendixes the optical ring interferometer and ring laser are reviewed. (Author)
Descriptors : *Surface waves, *Acoustic detection, *Magnetic detection, Acoustic waves, Elastic waves, Magnetostatics, Interferometers, Ring lasers
Subject Categories : Acoustic Detection and Detectors
Magnetic & Electric Fld Detection & Detectors
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE