This contribution reports on investigations of the rotation rate error, which occurs at a fibre gyroscope output when its sensing coil is subjected to dynamic temperature variations. The severity of the problem is best illustrated by the fact that the tempera-ture nonuniformity of the sensor coil must be less than 0,01 °C if the system is to resolve rotation rates of 0,01 °/h /1/. This requirement can easily be met in the lab by use of sophisticated control and shielding techniques. However, for a system to be usable under common environmental conditions, special coiling and encapsulating techniques must be developed in order to achieve immunity versus thermal effects.
F. Mohr, F. Mohr,
P. Kiesel, P. Kiesel,
"Thermal Sensitivity Of Sensing Coils For Fibre Gyroscopes", Proc. SPIE 0514, 2nd Intl Conf on Optical Fiber Sensors: OFS'84, (12 November 1984); doi: 10.1117/12.945103; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.945103