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