fiber-optic gyroscope

fiber-optic gyroscope

[′fī·bər ¦äp·tik ′jī·rə‚skōp]
(engineering)
An instrument for measuring rotation rate, in which light from a laser or light-emitting diode is split into two beams which travel in opposite directions around a coil of optical fiber and recombine to generate interference fringes whose shift is a measure of the rotation rate of the coil. Also known as fiber gyro; laser/fiber-optics gyroscope.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Kino, "Reduced thermal sensitivity of a fiber-optic gyroscope using an air-core photonic-bandgap fiber," Journal of Lightwave Technology, vol.
Lefevre, The Fiber-Optic Gyroscope, National Defense Industry Press, Beijing, China, 2002.
is selling the fiber-optic gyroscope to navigation-system developers in North America, Europe, and Asia.
Istanbul, Turkey, November 24, 2010 --(PR.com)-- BRICETT announces the availability of tactical grade advanced airborne INN-301 IMU which is based on Fiber-Optic Gyroscopes of 1 - 10 deg/hour accuracy.
They use fiber-optic gyroscopes for angular reference and GPS for location.

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