Gyroscope .

Gyroscope

  1. A base unit supports a gimbal frame, holding a gyroscope assembly that spins and precesses under a clear dome.
  2. The 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.
  3. A 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’.

Experiments

  1. Direction of Gyroscopic Couple  (in relation to precession and rotor spin directions).
  2. Magnitude of Gyroscopic Couple  (in relation to precession and rotor spin velocities).

Technical Operating Conditions

  1. Operating environment: Laboratory environment
  2. Storage temperature range: –25°C to +55°C (when packed for transport)
  3. Operating temperature range: +5°C to +40°C
  4. Operating relative humidity range: 80% at temperatures < 31°C decreasing linearly to 50% at 40°C

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