Accession Number:

AD0274458

Title:

TEST METHODS FOR THE SINGLE DEGREE OF FREEDOM INTEGRATING RATE GYRO. PHASE II. ACCELERATION SENSITIVE DRIFT CHARACTERISTICS

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NAVAL AIR DEVELOPMENT CENTER JOHNSVILLE PA AERONAUTICAL INSTRUMENTS LAB

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Report Date:

1961-12-18

Pagination or Media Count:

1.0

Abstract:

Methods of evaluating a gyro and its drift tendencies which are sensitive to the acceleration environment were studied. Procedures used by various industrial and institutional facilities were reviewed. Some revisions, extensions, and new techniques have been developed, resulting in the procedures described. These techniques, now in use, evaluate the particular mass unbalance and elastic components which produce drift in an acceleration environment. These parameters, while of interest in aircraft applications of inertial systems, are even more important in missile applications where the acceleration level is higher. These parameters can be used to predict the gyro drift under a specific acceleration environment profile and can be used by the gyro designer to improve the drift characteristics in such environments. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE