Accession Number : ADA313314

Title :   Development of a Fiber Optic Rate Sensor for Large Scale Application.

Corporate Author : NATIONAL AIR INTELLIGENCE CENTER WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH

Personal Author(s) : Logozinski, B. ; Solomatin, V.

PDF Url : ADA313314

Report Date : 19 AUG 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 18

Abstract : The search for and development of fiber optic rate sensors to serve as new model inertia measurement devices has been going on for 15 years. The basic causes affecting precision, and the limitations of capability potential and various phenomena on precision has already entered experimental research and been demonstrated. A number of companies have already made the transition to the development stage and have made the step toward engineering. A number of research units and companies are all actively working on combining fiber optics and physics into fiber optic gyroscopes. They have introduced a number of concepts and theories into pure optics. All this has caused the potential users of fiber optics gyroscopes use these, including those customers of long term inertia elements, unclear as to status of fiber optic gyroscopes, the possibility of their use and their effectiveness. Even more important, our experience has frequently caused us to limit use to general methods in order to estimate the capabilities of fiber optic gyroscopes, and these methods were mainly used on mechanical gyroscope characteristics in the past. Therefore, we may frequently encounter a number of unique laws governing fiber optic gyroscopes. And the existence of these (unique characteristics of FOG) and the known guidance and control systems have provided new parameters (diagnostic). This report primarily describes the most recent successes in the development and production of a single axis fiber optic gyroscope. It also summarizes the experiences of customers in using the Fizoptika rate gyroscope. Also, this article omits the technological detains in order to concentrate on a description of

Descriptors :   *FIBER OPTICS, *OPTICAL DETECTORS, *GYROSCOPES, OPTICS, MECHANICAL PROPERTIES, CONTROL SYSTEMS, INERTIA, DETECTORS, PRODUCTION, RATES, ESTIMATES, PURITY, PHYSICS, LIMITATIONS, FOG, INERTIAL MEASUREMENT UNITS.

Subject Categories : Optical Detection and Detectors

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE