15 December 1978 A Laser Gyro Evaluation Plan and Test Results
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Abstract
A test program to evaluate laser gyros for Air Force applications is described. The test plan development, facilities and actual test results obtained at the Charles Stark Draper Laboratory, Inc. on a mechancially dithered laser gyro are presented. The test plan addresses methods to evaluate a laser gyro's bias and scale factor under various environments and operational modes. The test techniques are designed for use with: a mini-computer for on-line data analysis and test control, a thermal chamber mounted on an air-bearing table which allows performance evaluation with temperature profile testing, and a data acquisition system for recording available analog voltages for subsequent correlation analyses. Future test plans and additional areas for evaluation are also discussed.
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J. Feldman, J. Feldman, S. Helfant, S. Helfant, } "A Laser Gyro Evaluation Plan and Test Results", Proc. SPIE 0157, Laser Inertial Rotation Sensors, (15 December 1978); doi: 10.1117/12.965485; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.965485
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