1 July 1967 An Operating Three Axis Laser Gyro Triad
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Proceedings Volume 0011, Laser Range Instrumentation; (1967) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.946722
Event: Laser Range Instrumentation, 1967, El Paso, United States
The laser gyro represents a new generation of attitude sensors with high resolution digital output. Three orthogonally-mounted laser gyros and a direction cosine computer provide a full freedom, high rate strapdown attitude reference system. A dither system is used to compensate for the natural lock-in of the ring laser, and solid quartz construction provides stability and ease of alignment. The unique characteristics of the laser gyro require test equipment and procedures which are different, though simpler, than those for conventional gyros.
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Helmut M. Volk, Helmut M. Volk, Joseph E. Killpatrick, Joseph E. Killpatrick, "An Operating Three Axis Laser Gyro Triad", Proc. SPIE 0011, Laser Range Instrumentation, (1 July 1967); doi: 10.1117/12.946722; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.946722

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