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