Accession Number:

AD0416263

Title:

INERTIAL GUIDANCE EQUIPMENT TESTING ON THE MIT PRECISION CENTRIFUGE WITH SOME COMPARISONS TO SLED TESTING,

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MASSACHUSETTS INST OF TECH CAMBRIDGE INSTRUMENTATION LAB

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Report Date:

1963-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

43.0

Abstract:

A description is given of the principle centri fuge tests for high acceleration performance of the gyro, accelerometer and IMU. The deviations in observed performance due to random uncertain ties in the MIT 35 foot-radius machine parameters are calculated and compared with typical test data. A report on operation and use of this facility is followed by a comparison of the centrifuge and rocket-propelled sled tests for determining inertial guidance equipment errors proportional to g2. Emphasis is given to the facts that the short g2 time history basically limits the accuracy of determining these errors on the sled-borne platform as in the airborne rocket flight, and that this limitation does not exist in centrifuge testing. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE