SLIC-7 Laser Gyro Investigations.
Final technical rept. Jul-Dec 77,
SPERRY RAND CORP GREAT NECK N Y SPERRY GYROSCOPE
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This program is the initial phase of an effort to develop laser gyro technology for application to low cost inertial missile guidance systems. As part of the research and development effort two investigations of SLIC-7 laser gyro were conducted 1 thermal analysis and 2 storage and shelf life evaluation. The key to quick reaction and performance stability is the design to minimize thermal gradients and, therefore, thermal sensitivities. Test results disclose that the thermal gradients across the discharge tubes are the key factors. Analyses indicate that the SLIC-7 gyro can meet the low thermal sensitivity goals and the storage and shelf life requirements postulated for the missile guidance systems. Author
- Lasers and Masers
- Guided Missiles
- Air Navigation and Guidance