Accession Number:

AD0750890

Title:

A Long-Term Gyrocompass Test.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Nov 71-Jun 72,

Corporate Author:

NORTHROP CORP NORWOOD MA PRECISION PRODUCTS DIV

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1972-07-15

Pagination or Media Count:

26.0

Abstract:

The work was undertaken as a joint effort between Air Force Cambridge Research Laboratories and Northrop to investigate certain gyrocompass performance characteristics. It has been realized that a rate sensing gyrocompass is sensitive to environmental influences and that these influences can affect the accuracy of the measurement in very subtle ways. Specifically the paper addresses gyrocompass resolution long-term accuracy, statistical attributes of the gyro, and the gyro as a geophysical tool. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Navigation and Guidance

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE