15 December 1978 Integrated 3 Axis Laser Gyro
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Abstract
A laser gyro design approach wherein three (or more) gyros are integrated into a common structure with interwoven optical cavities achieves size reductions in excess of 50% compared to the use of three. separate single axis gyros with the same optical cavity dimensions. This makes the laser gyro package size highly competitive with conventional gyros. Characteristics of laser gyro elements most suited for the integrated 3 axis design approach are discussed, and the Sperry SLIC 7 integrated laser gyro cluster is described in detail. Performance characteristics of the SLIC 7 with supporting test data are presented, indicating that the SLIC 7 is suited for a wide range of missile applications.
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K. Thomson, K. Thomson, } "Integrated 3 Axis Laser Gyro", Proc. SPIE 0157, Laser Inertial Rotation Sensors, (15 December 1978); doi: 10.1117/12.965461; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.965461
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