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Fiberless Optical Gyroscope

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Fiberless Optical Gyroscope, Phase II
We propose a radical new approach for to the design and fabrication of a fiber-less Interferometric Optical Gyroscope (IOG) that enables the production of a radiation hard, very small IMU with better performance, higher reliability, high level of robustness and lower cost. We estimate that an order-of-magnitude improvement in cost and size to performance ratio of IOG sensors and their corresponding assemblies can be achieved when compared to the conventional Fiber Optics Gyroscope (FOG) implementations, enabling high level of performance in a MEMs compatible IMU size. Such a system will be of great advantage for all future NASA applications that focus on small satellites and payloads More »

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