Accession Number : ADA266418


Title :   Performance Evaluation of the Honeywell GG1308 Miniature Ring Laser Gyroscope


Corporate Author : DEFENCE RESEARCH ESTABLISHMENT OTTAWA (ONTARIO)


Personal Author(s) : Vinnins, M F ; Gallop, L D


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a266418.pdf


Report Date : Jan 1993


Pagination or Media Count : 49


Abstract : This report describes the results of the performance evaluation of a Honeywell GG1308 miniature Ring Laser Gyroscope (RLG). The tests include turn-on and cold start, bias drift, scale factor, scale factor linearity, thermal transients and effects of dither compensation. The gyroscope demonstrated excellent high-rate performance although significant scale factor deviations were noted during temperature variations. Instrument design characteristics and areas of potential future investigation are also discussed.


Descriptors :   *RING LASERS , *INERTIAL NAVIGATION , *GYROSCOPES , TEST AND EVALUATION , TEMPERATURE , LOW COSTS , PERFORMANCE(ENGINEERING) , DRIFT , COMPENSATION , REMOTELY PILOTED VEHICLES , FRIT , BIAS , DRONES , TEMPERATURE GRADIENTS , HELICOPTERS , NAVIGATION , LINEARITY , STRAPPED DOWN SYSTEMS


Subject Categories : Lasers and Masers
      Navigation and Guidance


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE