launches Fiber Optic based Single Axis Gyroscope, FI150
Platform stabilization gyroscope, as a part
of ISP(Inertially Stabilized Platform) which stabilizes specific attitude of a
moving system, is often used for controlling broad array of sensors, cameras,
telescopes, and weapons systems, such as gun turret, gimbal, antenna, etc.
Examples of Platform stabilization gyroscope>
Stabilization gyroscope normally requires 0.5-500 °/hr of accuracy for its applications
as shown in Fig2 below.
Required gyroscope performance by application>
(Source: Guillaume Girardin,
High-end Inertial Sensors for Defense, Aerospace, and Industrial Applications,
Sample report, p21, Yole Development (Nov. 2017))
Other than the accuracy, it is also required low
noise, wide bandwidth, data sampling rate of over hundreds of Hz speed, and short
turn-on time(less than few sec.), etc. for the stabilization gyroscope.
At this point of view, Fiber Optic Gyroscope
works perfectly for such applications. Unlike conventionally mechanical type
gyroscopes such as DTG(Dynamically Tuned Gyroscope), it gives users superior benefits of longer
lifespan with higher durability, wider measurement range, scalability of
performance/accuracy with easier production structure, etc..
A South Korea based Fiber optic sensing
solution expert, FIBERPRO, INC. recently announced that it has released a light
and small form factor Fiber Optic based Single axis gyroscope, FI150. It boasts its great performance and
characteristics with up to 1000
°/sec of measurement range, <0.2°/hr of Bias Stability @ RT (< 1°/hr
(-40°C to +70°C)), <0.03 % (-40°C-+70°C)(<300PPM) of Scale factor
accuracy, <0.007 °/sec (@400 Hz) of noise(ARW), and 4W of low power
consumption, etc., which indicates 4 times better in measurement bandwidth, 3
times better in noise, 2 times better in data rate, and 20 times better in turn-on
time, and 3 time better in power consumption over a typical competing DTG
product. FI150 is a perfect solution responding
to SWaP-C(Size, Weight, Power and Cost) which are ones of the most important criteria
for the current trend of not only the defense industries but the commercial
industries as well these days.
<Fig3. FIBERPRO Fiber Optic based Single
Contact FIBERPRO team for more detail
information of FI150 and other fiber optic based inertial solutions, such as
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