EXPERIMENTAL MODEL OF NUCLEAR GYRO.
Rept. for Apr 61-Apr 63,
GENERAL PRECISION INC PLEASANTVILLE N Y GENERAL PRECISION LAB DIV
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The feasibility model and the experimental model of the nuclear gyroscope were operated, and analyses of the gyro performance were made for the purposes of determining the state of the art of the nuclear gyroscope. The performance data indicate that a device with a potentially useful accuracy can be constructed using techniques with which the rotation information is derived from a collection of atomic nuclei. The rotation information is obtained from a comparison of the phases of the precession of the nuclei Hg199 and Hg201 in the same magnetic field as the outputs of nuclear magnetic resonance controlled oscillators. Optical pumping techniques were used to enhance the nuclear orientation and to monitor the precession of the nuclear magnetizations. Author