Accession Number:

ADA106731

Title:

Dual Polarization Fiber Optic Gyro.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 1 Oct 80-30 Sep 81,

Corporate Author:

HONEYWELL SYSTEMS AND RESEARCH CENTER MINNEAPOLIS MN

Report Date:

1981-10-30

Pagination or Media Count:

91.0

Abstract:

This report presents results from a Naval Research Laboratory-sponsored investigation of dual polarization gyros. The dual polarization concept is a new fiber optic gyro configuration designed to provide independence from principal gyro bias error sources. Experimental results indicate an order of magnitude improvement in bias error performance. Important results from a new modeling capability are also included. In addition to examination of dual polarization gyro performance, a number of fiber gyro configurations have been examined. Results of this effort include development of an improved understanding of fiber optic depolarizers and identification of a previously unreported error team for gyros using 3 dB distributed couplers. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Fiber Optics and Integrated Optics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE