28 September 1994 Manufacturing technology for tactical grade FOGs: optical fiber task
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The availability of low cost optical fiber is essential to the commercial success of the Interferometric fiber optic gyro (IFOG). Current single mode and polarization maintaining fiber designs can meet IFOG technical requirements, but substantial cost reductions are required to meet the stringent cost goals required for the IFOG to be competitive with established gyroscope technologies. The Air Force sponsored Manufacturing Technology (Mantech) program for the Fiber Gyroscope addresses this need through the optical fiber subtask. This paper discusses the program plan for this subtask as well as appropriate cost reduction methodologies.
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James R. Onstott, Edward Dowd, Lawrence H. Hall, "Manufacturing technology for tactical grade FOGs: optical fiber task", Proc. SPIE 2290, Fiber Optic Materials and Components, (28 September 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.187444; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.187444
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Fiber optic gyroscopes

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