Cart (Loading....) | Create Account
Close category search window

Introduction to the noninertial quality rate gyroscope and its applications

Sign In

Cookies must be enabled to login.After enabling cookies , please use refresh or reload or ctrl+f5 on the browser for the login options.

Formats Non-Member Member
$31 $31
Learn how you can qualify for the best price for this item!
Become an IEEE Member or Subscribe to
IEEE Xplore for exclusive pricing!
close button

puzzle piece

IEEE membership options for an individual and IEEE Xplore subscriptions for an organization offer the most affordable access to essential journal articles, conference papers, standards, eBooks, and eLearning courses.

Learn more about:

IEEE membership

IEEE Xplore subscriptions

1 Author(s)
Trayner, B.T. ; British Aerospace Dynamics Ltd., Precision Products Group, Stevenage, UK

The historical origins of the differentiation between `inertial¿ and `noninertial¿ quality gyroscopes is explained and the use of `noninertial¿ gyroscopes in vehicle systems is utlined. This encompasses use for vehicle stability, directional references and controls, sight line stabilisation and crude inertial navigation and guidance. This latter use emphasises why the terms above have been put in inverted commas. The applications require the vehicle positional attitude or the vehicle angular rate. Until recently, these have always been obtained by using position (or free) gyros and rate gyros, respectively, but the advent of high-speed computing has made it possible for rate gyroscopes to perform both tasks (but not, generally, vice versa). This has made it possible, in some cases, to replace two gyro systems by one system, with obvious savings, but the one system must combine the requisite qualities of the two it replaces. The qualities required of gyroscopes for the applications listed above are outlined and some typical parameters are quoted. The difference between 'iron' gyros and optical gyros in terms of their performance is emphasised, especially the noise and drift-rate characteristics. The importance of these characteristics with relation to the applications is discussed.

Published in:

Optoelectronics, IEE Proceedings J  (Volume:132 ,  Issue: 5 )

Date of Publication:

October 1985

Need Help?

IEEE Advancing Technology for Humanity About IEEE Xplore | Contact | Help | Terms of Use | Nondiscrimination Policy | Site Map | Privacy & Opting Out of Cookies

A not-for-profit organization, IEEE is the world's largest professional association for the advancement of technology.
© Copyright 2014 IEEE - All rights reserved. Use of this web site signifies your agreement to the terms and conditions.