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.
<Fig1. Examples of Platform stabilization gyroscope>
Stabilization gyroscope normally requires 0.5-500 °/hr of accuracy for its applications. 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.
<Fig2. 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))
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 base 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 not only the defense industries but the commercial industries as well these days.
<Fig3. FIBERPRO Fiber Optic base Single Axis Gyroscope>
Contact FIBERPRO team for more information about FI150.
For other FIBERPRO fiber optic base intertial solutions, please visit its website