Electrically actuated two-axis free gyroscope
Two-axis free gyroscope actuated and sustained by a brushless electric motor. Operates for at least 10 minutes. This gyro is intended for use in the high accuracy, medium and long range missile and torpedo applications range, where 30 second activation time along with long mission operation at constant RPM is required. This gyro has two, high resolution brushless pickoffs, measuring angles on its inner and outer gimbals. A remote electrical pulse is used to actuate a pressure squib for uncaging the gimbals. It has the independent capability of providing a DC electric output proportional to angular position in two axes.
Suitable, in particular, for air-to-surface, surface-to-surface and naval to surface missiles, as well as air-to-surface armed UAV/Drones, air-launched glide decoys, and for many other applications.
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