[time-nuts] Nano Gyroscope
jfor at quik.com
Wed Oct 6 18:28:26 UTC 2010
A main use for Rate Gyros is in stabilizing missiles in yaw, pitch and
> Hi Brooke,
> Looks like the physorg paper is talking about an optical rate gyro.
> Don't think the drift rate matters, since position is not measured.
> Yes, your reference gives bad numbers for a fiber optic rate gyro,
> but the physorg paper claims a device that works.
> Something is out of joint. (Thin reference to time in Hamlet)
> Bill Hawkins
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Brooke Clarke
> Sent: Wednesday, October 06, 2010 11:24 AM
> Hi Gerald:
> It turns out the the long term drift spec of a gyro depends (using a
> large power law, far from linear) on it's volume. See:
> I expect that one that can fit into the head of a pin will drift much
> more than 1000 deg/hour.
> Have Fun,
> Brooke Clarke
> Gerald Molenkamp wrote:
>> Hi All,
>> Time, GPS and movement plays a big part in most discussions. Each day
>> brings something new and fantastic in the world of science, it just
>> makes you think where it will take us.
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