9 March 1994 Fiber optic gyroscopes for vehicle navigation systems
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Proceedings Volume 2070, Fiber Optic and Laser Sensors XI; (1994) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.169899
Event: Optical Tools for Manufacturing and Advanced Automation, 1993, Boston, MA, United States
Fiber optic gyroscopes (FOGs) have been developed for vehicle navigation systems and are used in Toyota Motor Corporation models Mark II, Chaser and Cresta in Japan. Use of FOGs in these systems requires high reliability under a wide range of conditions, especially in a temperature range between -40 and 85 degree(s)C. In addition, a high cost-performance ratio is needed. We have developed optical and electrical systems that are inexpensive and can perform well. They are ready to be mass-produced. FOGs have already been installed in luxury automobiles, and will soon be included in more basic vehicles. We have developed more inexpensive FOGs for this purpose.
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Tatsuya Kumagai, Tatsuya Kumagai, Hirokazu Soekawa, Hirokazu Soekawa, Toshiya Yuhara, Toshiya Yuhara, Hiroshi Kajioka, Hiroshi Kajioka, Shigeru Oho, Shigeru Oho, Hisao Sonobe, Hisao Sonobe, } "Fiber optic gyroscopes for vehicle navigation systems", Proc. SPIE 2070, Fiber Optic and Laser Sensors XI, (9 March 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.169899; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.169899


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