A Superconducting Gyroscope for Gimballed Platform Application
Development of a cryogenic superconductive gyroscope for gimballed platform mounting was initiated in an effort to determine whether operation in the cryogenic environment would avoid random changes in drift behavior which limit accuracy of conventional gyroscopes. At temperatures near absolute zero, the materials used are chemically inactive, electrical losses are low, and expansion coefficients and creep properties are greatly reduced. Design concepts used in the gyro described in this paper are based upon those proposed by T. A. Buchhold.
KeywordsSpin Axis Magnetic Bearing Rotor Surface Suspension Force Cryogenic Engineer
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