NEDAERO is manufacturer of the Fiber Optic Gyroscope (FOG), a palm of the hand-sized angular rate sensor.
- sensitivity/better bias stability of 0.2 ˚/hr.
- No moving parts and therefore shows hardly any signs of wear during its life cycle.
- Reliable and has a forceful, robust design.
- Weight is far more less as a mechanical gyro and uses far less power as well.
In 2018 the FOG has been successfully certified for a large commercial airline program, and is now in series production. It’s an ITAR free product whereby all materials are purchased from European suppliers. The FOG is a Fiber Optic Block including sensor electronics, it provides the turn rate of one rotational axis. The modular design of the FOG allows for a variety of different customer setups in single or multiple axis configuration. Also dynamic range, bandwidth, bias-stability, noise and physical/environmental specifications can be adjusted to customer requirements.
The sensor is suitable for stabilization and attitude control of aircraft, helicopters, satellites, robotics, drones, missiles and in ships navigation systems. Further application comprises not only Inertial Measurement Units and Navigation Systems but also azimuth measurement of land vehicles, weapon systems, optics or antenna stabilization as well as high dynamical sensor platforms or other industrial purposes. Besides the baseline models, NEDAERO also offers design of customer specific FOGs.