Gyropt is a tactical grade (high precision) fibre optic gyroscope (FOG) that uses closed-loop configuration and offers advantages such as easy installation and configurable output port, enabling it to be adapted to the user’s requirements and offering a wide range of interconnection possibilities with other systems.
A fibre optic gyroscope (FOG) is a device that is used to determine the orientation of a body (apparatus, vehicle, robot, etc.) based on its rate of rotation, using for this purpose optical, electronic and fibre optic technologies.
Due to their high performance and the fact that they have no moving parts, FOGs are widely used in the most demanding applications such as space and aeronautical navigation, submarines, UAVs, planetary rovers, robots, satellites and others.
The operation of an IFOG is based on the Sagnac effect, in which rotational movements are measured by sending two identical beams of light, but in opposite directions, through a fibre-optic coil. The beam of light travelling against the direction of rotation experiences a slightly shorter path delay than the other beam, resulting in a phase difference between the two. Through the resulting phase measurement between the two beams, it is possible to determine the changes in orientation due to rotation.
A gyroscope is one of the key subsystems in many complex systems: satellites, ships, submarines… as well as in systems that will increase their autonomous operation capabilities in the coming years, such as UAVs or self-driving cars. Therefore, the need for such devices is currently strong at the market level, and will increase in the coming years.
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