Accession Number:

AD0339794

Title:

SOME PERFORMANCE DETAILS OF A PROTOTYPE TUNING FORK GYROSCOPE, SERIAL NO. K.H.1

Descriptive Note:

Technical note

Corporate Author:

ROYAL AIRCRAFT ESTABLISHMENT FARNBOROUGH (UNITED KINGDOM)

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1962-11-01

Pagination or Media Count:

60.0

Abstract:

A test schedule has been designed and it is shown that the information available after carrying out this schedule should be sufficient to enable a performance assessment to be made of any tuning-fork gyroscope. Comparisons between open loop and closed loop behavior are made and an over-all value for the tuning-forks reliability as a rate-of-turn indicator is derived. A modification to the instrument design which should result in an improved performance is suggested. Long-term stability and the effects of temperature changes are measured. An unusually large number of test records are included in this note as a basis for future reference.

Subject Categories:

  • Flight Control and Instrumentation
  • Air Navigation and Guidance

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE