Accession Number : AD0785733

Title :   Micron Fast Reaction and High Temperature Operation Development.

Descriptive Note : Final technical rept. 1 Jul 73-30 Jun 74,

Corporate Author : ROCKWELL INTERNATIONAL ANAHEIM CA AUTONETICS GROUP

Personal Author(s) : Bump, H. L. ; Klinchunch, J. F. ; Andrews, A. P.

Report Date : JUN 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 118

Abstract : The objective of the program is to provide a fast reaction capability and to investigate a high temperature operation capability for the MICRON system. Changes were made to the MICRON system gyros and electronics to allow the fast reaction time needed. An ECOM motor and spin motor power supply were developed and tested. The redesigned motor achieved the goal of 80F/min rotor warm-up rate, a 9 sec spin up capability, a 20 sec polhode damping capability and a 30 sec rapid spin-down capability. In addition, rotor gap modeling was shown to be a feasible method for solving the rapid turnaround problem. The results of high temperature testing of the electronics are given and discussed. (Modified author abstract)

Descriptors :   *INERTIAL NAVIGATION, *GYROSCOPES, REACTION TIME, HIGH TEMPERATURE, ALIGNMENT, DAMPING, GYRO COMPASSES.

Subject Categories : Navigation and Guidance

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE