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Fiber Optic Gyroscope Coil Winding

Fraunhofer Center for Manufacturing Innovation

Fiber Optic Gyroscope Coil Winding System
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Rapid, precise fiber optic coil winding for gyroscopes

Fiber Optic Gyroscope Coil Winding Mechanism
  • Required cost reduction for producing fiber optic gyroscope-sensing coils
  • Developed automated, ultra-precision coil winder
  • Decreased winding time significantly while increasing quality
  • Included automatic error detection and correction
  • Dynamic winding
    tension control:

    ±0.5 grams @ 60 RPM

  • Steady-state tension
    resolution:

    0.05 grams

  • Winding speed:

    30+ m/min

  • Absolute fiber
    placement accuracy:

    10 microns or less

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Bill Mosolgo

Manager, Sales & Marketing

Fraunhofer Center for Manufacturing Innovation

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15 Saint Mary's Street
Brookline, MA 02446-8200
U.S.A.

Phone:
+1 617-353-1888
Fax:
+1 617-353-1896