Calibration and test of the world's most accurate gyroscope

Gaylord Green, Jeremy Kasdin, Mac Keiser

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Abstract

A gyroscope has been designed to measure 0.1 milliarcseconds. This gyroscope will measure the theoretical space time curves resulting in geodetic drift and frame-dragging drift. The reference for angle measurement will be the star Rigel. The satellite carrying the gyroscope and instruments for measurement must achieve drag free translational control which led to new controller and thruster designs. The satellite's co-experiments are aeronomy geodesy and clocking. The low drift, stable rotor of the gyroscope is also the world's most accurate mechanical clock.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages217-227
Number of pages11
StatePublished - Dec 1 1991
EventProceedings of the 47th Annual National Technical Meeting on Using Synergism to Strengthen Navigation Systems - Phoenix, AZ, USA
Duration: Jan 22 1991Jan 24 1991

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OtherProceedings of the 47th Annual National Technical Meeting on Using Synergism to Strengthen Navigation Systems
CityPhoenix, AZ, USA
Period1/22/911/24/91

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Engineering(all)

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    Green, G., Kasdin, J., & Keiser, M. (1991). Calibration and test of the world's most accurate gyroscope. 217-227. Paper presented at Proceedings of the 47th Annual National Technical Meeting on Using Synergism to Strengthen Navigation Systems, Phoenix, AZ, USA, .