12 May 2016 Fiber optic gyro development at Honeywell
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Two major architectures of fiber optic gyroscopes have been under development at Honeywell in recent years. The interferometric fiber optic gyro (IFOG) has been in production and deployment for various high performance space and marine applications. Different designs, offering very low noise, ranging from better than navigation grade to ultra-precise performance have been tested and produced. The resonator fiber optic gyro (RFOG) is also under development, primarily for its attractive potential for civil navigation usage, but also because of its scalability to other performance. New techniques to address optical backscatter and laser frequency noise have been developed and demonstrated. Development of novel, enhanced RFOG architectures using hollow core fiber, silicon optical bench technology, and highly stable multifrequency laser sources are discussed.
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Glen A. Sanders, Glen A. Sanders, Steven J. Sanders, Steven J. Sanders, Lee K. Strandjord, Lee K. Strandjord, Tiequn Qiu, Tiequn Qiu, Jianfeng Wu, Jianfeng Wu, Marc Smiciklas, Marc Smiciklas, Derek Mead, Derek Mead, Sorin Mosor, Sorin Mosor, Alejo Arrizon, Alejo Arrizon, Waymon Ho, Waymon Ho, Mary Salit, Mary Salit, "Fiber optic gyro development at Honeywell", Proc. SPIE 9852, Fiber Optic Sensors and Applications XIII, 985207 (12 May 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2228893; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2228893

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