Persistent Link:
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Title:
Measuring Angles in an Environmentally Exposed Gimbal Assembly
Author:
Staples, Conor; Cox, Jonathan A.; Lopez, Martin M.; McNabb, Craig Warren; Narang, Siddhart; Schellenberg, Matthew Ryan
Issue Date:
2013
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
Raytheon Missile Systems has a need for an angular rate measurement system to be implemented within the allocated space at the front of an existing weapon system known as Paveway™. Ultimately, the armament needs to be more accurate and thus the need for this measurement system, which measures the angular rate of change between two bodies rotating about each other on a two axis gimbal assembly, was born. The system must be environmentally sealed, operate on a fixed voltage supplied by the weapon, have low friction, provide low error measurements, and most importantly be low cost. The end design involved the usage of two COTS (commercial off the shelf) gyroscopes that would not only be able to measure the angular rate of change of both pitch and yaw, but be able to easily satisfy all of the other requirements posed by the sponsor as well. The final technical report discusses the high level design process, hardware and software implementation, as well as testing results and project conclusion. Additionally, the project’s mitigation plan, which was a large part of the project, will also be discussed further in Appendix C.
Type:
text; Electronic Thesis
Degree Name:
B.S.
Degree Level:
bachelors
Degree Program:
Honors College; Optical Science and Engineering
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Pine, Gerald

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.titleMeasuring Angles in an Environmentally Exposed Gimbal Assemblyen_US
dc.creatorStaples, Conoren_US
dc.contributor.authorStaples, Conoren_US
dc.contributor.authorCox, Jonathan A.en_US
dc.contributor.authorLopez, Martin M.en_US
dc.contributor.authorMcNabb, Craig Warrenen_US
dc.contributor.authorNarang, Siddharten_US
dc.contributor.authorSchellenberg, Matthew Ryanen_US
dc.date.issued2013-
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractRaytheon Missile Systems has a need for an angular rate measurement system to be implemented within the allocated space at the front of an existing weapon system known as Paveway™. Ultimately, the armament needs to be more accurate and thus the need for this measurement system, which measures the angular rate of change between two bodies rotating about each other on a two axis gimbal assembly, was born. The system must be environmentally sealed, operate on a fixed voltage supplied by the weapon, have low friction, provide low error measurements, and most importantly be low cost. The end design involved the usage of two COTS (commercial off the shelf) gyroscopes that would not only be able to measure the angular rate of change of both pitch and yaw, but be able to easily satisfy all of the other requirements posed by the sponsor as well. The final technical report discusses the high level design process, hardware and software implementation, as well as testing results and project conclusion. Additionally, the project’s mitigation plan, which was a large part of the project, will also be discussed further in Appendix C.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeElectronic Thesisen_US
thesis.degree.nameB.S.en_US
thesis.degree.levelbachelorsen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineHonors Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineOptical Science and Engineeringen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorPine, Gerald-
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