Measuring Angular Velocity Using Rate Gyro in a Spinning Vehicle

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It is shown that when the gyro spin vector is in opposition to the spin vector of the vehicle, the output differential equation of the gyro becomes unstable for large vehicle spin values. When the gyro is used with its spin vector along the spin vector of the vehicle, the steady-state response of the gyro is a nonlinear function of the roll rate of the vehicle.


Angular velocity; Damping; Differential equations; Integral equations; Lagrangian functions; Spinning; Springs; Stability; Vehicles; Velocity measurement


Controls and Control Theory | Electrical and Computer Engineering | Electrical and Electronics | Electronic Devices and Semiconductor Manufacturing | Power and Energy | Signal Processing | Systems and Communications


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