rate integrating gyroscope


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rate integrating gyroscope

[′rāt ¦int·ə‚grād·iŋ ‚jī·rə‚skōp]
(mechanical engineering)
A single-degree-of-freedom gyro having primarily viscous restraint of its spin axis about the output axis; an output signal is produced by gimbal angular displacement, relative to the base, which is proportional to the integral of the angular rate of the base about the input axis.
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This work is being done under the Microscale Rate Integrating Gyroscope (MRIG) effort of the Micro-Technology for Positioning, Navigation and Timing (Micro-PNT) program.