Accession Number:

ADA053788

Title:

A Feasibility Study of an Atomic Rate Gyro

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis

Corporate Author:

NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1960-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

69.0

Abstract:

The purpose of this paper is to describe the investigation of the feasibility of utilizing the precessional motion of atoms to measure the rotation of a given reference frame. During this investigation, experiments were made which led to the construction of a system which was able to detect rotation by measuring such a precession. The system used rubidium 87, the atoms of which, in a magnetic field, precess in a direction dependent upon the quantum state of the atom.

Subject Categories:

  • Navigation and Guidance
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics and Spectroscopy

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE