Date of Award
Master of Science
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Dr. Dean Johnson
Dr. Frank Severance
Masters Thesis-Open Access
This study examined and evaluated several scale factor linearization techniques for a fiber optic rotation rate sensor (FORS). The process of scale factor linearization retrieves rotation rate from an FORS signal. Open and closed loop digital signal processing schemes are evaluated on dynamic range, accuracy, and cost.
The results of these experiments show that open loop schemes require few components but have an inherently low dynamic range of operation. Extending the dynamic range of an open loop system is expensive in additional components. Closed loop systems require more initial components, but have a considerably superior dynamic range. It was concluded that a closed loop scheme would provide the most accuracy over an extended dynamic range at a feasible cost.
Dembinski, David T., "Digital Signal Processing Schemes for Fiber Optic Rotation Rate Sensor Scale Factor Linearization" (1990). Masters Theses. 1045.