Curtiss-Wright offers fiber-based rate sensor assembly

LEESBURG Va., 23 Aug. 2005. Curtiss-Wright Controls Embedded Computing in Leesburg, Va., is offering a fiber-optic gyro (FOG)-based rate sensor assembly for military applications that require platform positioning, stabilized pointing, or gun and turret stabilization.

LEESBURG Va., 23 Aug. 2005. Curtiss-Wright Controls Embedded Computing in Leesburg, Va., is offering a fiber-optic gyro (FOG)-based rate sensor assembly for military applications that require platform positioning, stabilized pointing, or gun and turret stabilization.

Because the new rate sensor assembly (RSA) has no moving parts it is significantly more durable than the failure-prone mechanical gyroscope assemblies it is designed to replace.

The RSA is based on a single-axis FOG architecture that weighs less than 1.5 pounds, meets MIL-STD-810E guidelines for resistance to vibration, shock, and acceleration, and offers a mean time between failures of more than 50,000 hours.

The RSA is a form, fit, and function replacement for existing mechanical or other FOGs.

The RSA is for applications such as signal intelligence vehicles, weapons training simulators, and stabilization systems for naval radar and missile defense systems.

For more information contact Curtiss-Wright Embedded Computing Controls online at www.cwcembedded.com.

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