1 February 1991 Multiplexed approach for the fiber optic gyro inertial measurement unit
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Proceedings Volume 1367, Fiber Optic and Laser Sensors VIII; (1991) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.24733
Event: SPIE Microelectronic Interconnect and Integrated Processing Symposium, 1990, San Jose, United States
Abstract
A novel approach in fiber-optic gyro (FOG) technology was developed and incorporated into a strapdown inertial measurement unit (IMU). In this approach, optical switches are used to multiplex a single light source, detector, and electronics among three FOG axes. The multiplexed operation of the FOG triad extends the inherent advantages of the single-axis FOG to attain small size, light weight, and low power dissipation and provides a high-performance low-cost IMUs with improved reliability and reduced random drift. A scheme of the triad system is presented.
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Jerry L. Page, "Multiplexed approach for the fiber optic gyro inertial measurement unit", Proc. SPIE 1367, Fiber Optic and Laser Sensors VIII, (1 February 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.24733; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.24733
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