Accession Number:

AD0745406

Title:

Spherical Hydrostatic Gas Bearing Gyro,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

ARMY MISSILE COMMAND REDSTONE ARSENAL ALA GUIDANCE AND CONTROL DIRECTORATE

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1972-05-30

Pagination or Media Count:

19.0

Abstract:

The report summarizes the effort within the Guidance and Control Directorate on the development and evaluation of a spherical hydrostatic gas bearing gyro. The rotor is energized by aquick-reaction turbine drive mechanism. Light-actuated solid-state pickoffs generate electrical signals proportional to gyro case angular displacement relative to the space-fixed rotor. Evaluation results confirm a spin axis repeatability of 0.9 mr, drift rates less than 100 degreeshour, and plus or minus 1 degree linear pickoff scale factor. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Guided Missiles

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE