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RESEARCH PAPERS

The Vibro-Mass Gyroscope

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J. S. Burdess

Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Newcastle upon Tyne, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 7RU England

J. Dyn. Sys., Meas., Control 105(1), 18-23 (Mar 01, 1983) (6 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3139722 History: Received November 18, 1981; Online July 21, 2009

Abstract

The paper examines the performance of a new two axis dynamically tuned gyroscope. Two types of feedback loop are described. In the first design the control force maintains the sensitive element in a near null position and provides a direct measure of the applied rate. Errors arising because of mistuning and damping are evaluated. The second design is constructed using regulator theory and the performance of the gyro is shown to be robust with respect to the parameters defining the gyro and its control system.

Copyright © 1983 by ASME
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