Accession Number : ADD001749

Title :   Strapdown Gyro System.

Descriptive Note : Patent Application,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Johnston, James H

Report Date : 16 May 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 11

Abstract : The patent application relates to a gyro using a uniquely vibrated wire kept in constant motion and whose plane of vibration is rotated a predetermined small amount in an oscillatory fashion. Sensing equipment monitors the change in angular position and transforms this information into pulses which perform two functions. A first function is to transmit the pulses to components that force the plane of vibration to a new angle. The other function is to transmit the pulses to equipment that counts records and determines the angle of rotation.

Descriptors :   *STRAPPED DOWN SYSTEMS, *GYROSCOPES, PATENTS, ANGULAR MOTION, VIBRATIONAL SPECTRA, WIRE, MAGNETS

Subject Categories : Navigation and Guidance

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE