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Sensors 2017, 17(10), 2284;

Gyroscope Technology and Applications: A Review in the Industrial Perspective

Photonics Research Group, Dipartimento di Ingegneria Elettrica e dell’Informazione, Politecnico di Bari, via E. Orabona n. 4, 70125 Bari, Italy
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Received: 21 August 2017 / Revised: 29 September 2017 / Accepted: 29 September 2017 / Published: 7 October 2017
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Integrated Photonic Technologies for Sensing Applications)
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This paper is an overview of current gyroscopes and their roles based on their applications. The considered gyroscopes include mechanical gyroscopes and optical gyroscopes at macro- and micro-scale. Particularly, gyroscope technologies commercially available, such as Mechanical Gyroscopes, silicon MEMS Gyroscopes, Ring Laser Gyroscopes (RLGs) and Fiber-Optic Gyroscopes (FOGs), are discussed. The main features of these gyroscopes and their technologies are linked to their performance. View Full-Text
Keywords: mechanical gyroscopes; optical gyroscopes; MEMS gyroscopes mechanical gyroscopes; optical gyroscopes; MEMS gyroscopes

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Passaro, V.M.N.; Cuccovillo, A.; Vaiani, L.; De Carlo, M.; Campanella, C.E. Gyroscope Technology and Applications: A Review in the Industrial Perspective. Sensors 2017, 17, 2284.

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