Accession Number : ADA191258

Title :   Laser Gyro Attitude Control System Feasibility Study.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Oct 84-Mar 86,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE GEOPHYSICS LAB HANSCOM AFB MA

Personal Author(s) : Cassell, Christopher R

PDF Url : ADA191258

Report Date : 24 Apr 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 36

Abstract : This report briefly reviews the principles and properties of optical rate sensors. It then further describes some existing ring laser gyro systems and considers how their utilization would affect performance, cost and reliability of attitude control systems currently used or proposed for use in sounding rocket applications at the Air Force Geophysics Laboratory (AFGL). Keywords: Ring laser gyros, Optical rate sensors, Fiber optics gyroscope, Attitude control systems, Strapdown inertial systems, and Sounding rockets.

Descriptors :   *ATTITUDE CONTROL SYSTEMS, *GYROSCOPES, *INERTIAL SYSTEMS, *OPTICAL DETECTORS, *RING LASERS, *SOUNDING ROCKETS, *STRAPPED DOWN SYSTEMS, COSTS, FIBER OPTICS, RATES, RELIABILITY

Subject Categories : Air Navigation and Guidance
      Atmospheric Physics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE