- A base unit supports a gimbal frame, holding a gyroscope assembly that spins and precesses under a clear dome.
rotor of an electric motor shares a horizontally supported shaft with a
flywheel, forming the gyroscope. A second electric motor turns a belt
that turns a turntable under the gyroscope, causing precession about a
vertical axis. Both motors work in clockwise and anticlockwise rotation
and with variable velocity. Sensors measure the rotational velocity of
the rotor and precession.
sensor measures the gyroscope’s up or down tilting force at a known
distance from the gyroscope pivot. This allows calculation of the torque
or ‘gyroscopic couple’.
- Direction of Gyroscopic Couple (in relation to precession and rotor spin directions).
- Magnitude of Gyroscopic Couple (in relation to precession and rotor spin velocities).
Technical Operating Conditions
- Operating environment: Laboratory environment
- Storage temperature range: –25°C to +55°C (when packed for transport)
- Operating temperature range: +5°C to +40°C
- Operating relative humidity range: 80% at temperatures < 31°C decreasing linearly to 50% at 40°C