Accession Number : ADD001738

Title :   Fluidic Inertial Gyro.

Descriptive Note : Patent Application,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Broderson,Rolf K

Report Date : 24 Mar 1975

Pagination or Media Count : 23

Abstract : The patent application relates to a continuous run, single axis, single degree of freedom gas operated fluidic inertial gyro. It comprises a housing, a gimbal assembly supported in the housing on gas thrust and journal bearings, a turbine type spin rotor with axle mounting the rotor in the gimbal assembly, and shaft means forming part of the gimbal assembly and providing passageways to channel input flow to and vent flow from the gas turbine type spin rotor along and parallel to the gimbal axis to minimize drift error. The gyro is also provided with a pneumatic torquer to provide gimbal adjustment and fluidic pickoff to provide analog gas pressure readouts of pounds per square inch convertible to angular deflection in degrees.

Descriptors :   *Gyroscopes, *Fluidic control, Patents, Gimbals, Gas bearings, Inertial systems, Fluidics, Degrees of freedom, Stabilized platforms

Subject Categories : Fluidics and Fluerics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE