Accession Number : ADD008215

Title :   Two-Degree-of-Freedom Gyro with Radiant Energy Pickoffs.

Descriptive Note : Patent Application,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Rodgers,Aubrey

Report Date : 29 Oct 1980

Pagination or Media Count : 11

Abstract : A two-degree-of-freedom-gyro is disclosed that uses a combination of fiber optics and radiant energy sensors for low torque gimbal/housing position sensors. The mode of operation of the gyro is a sustained rotor displacement type instrument. The radiant energy type pickoffs eliminate gimbal wiring, slip rings, and wiper environmental problems. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Patent applications, *Gyroscopes, Energy, Radiation, Fiber optics, Slip rings, Reflection, Electrooptics, Specifications, Bandwidth, Light emitting diodes, Decoupling, Gimbals

Subject Categories : Electrooptical and Optoelectronic Devices
      Non-radio Communications

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE