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Special Issue "Design, Manufacture and Mechanics of Vibratory Gyroscopes"

A special issue of Sensors (ISSN 1424-8220). This special issue belongs to the section "Electronic Sensors".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 April 2021.

Special Issue Editor

Prof. Dr. Samuel F. Asokanthan
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Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering, The University of Western Ontario, London, ON N6A 5B9, Canada
Interests: nonlinear dynamics; vibratory angular rate sensors; gyroscopic systems; rotating flexible multi-body systems; stochastic stability; vibratory energy harvesting

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

This Special Issue is aimed at reporting new research directions for one of the most useful sensors to emerge this century. Vibratory angular rate sensors, also referred to as Coriolis Vibratory Gyroscopes (CVG), have found several engineering applications in inertial navigation and stabilization for military, aerospace as well as entertainment industries. Thus far, this class of sensors has made the most noteworthy use of the Coriolis acceleration (or its inertial force counterpart), originally observed by the French scientist Gaspard-Gustave Coriolis. Original as well as review articles in the areas of mechanics, component design, fabrication as well as testing are welcome. Research on structural configurations related to resonator design/fabrication, frequency tuning, characterization and other pertinent areas associated with both micro-scale (MEMS-based) as well as macro-scale sensors are encouraged.

Prof. Dr. Samuel F. Asokanthan
Guest Editor

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Keywords

  • vibratory gyroscopes
  • inertial measurement
  • sensor characterization
  • resonators
  • sensor fabrication

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A 5.86 Million Quality Factor Cylindrical Resonator with Improved Structural Design Based on Thermoelastic Dissipation Analysis
Sensors 2020, 20(21), 6003; https://doi.org/10.3390/s20216003 - 22 Oct 2020
Abstract
The cylindrical resonator is the core component of cylindrical resonator gyroscopes (CRGs). The quality factor (Q factor) of the resonator is one crucial parameter that determines the performance of the gyroscope. In this paper, the finite element method is used to theoretically investigate [...] Read more.
The cylindrical resonator is the core component of cylindrical resonator gyroscopes (CRGs). The quality factor (Q factor) of the resonator is one crucial parameter that determines the performance of the gyroscope. In this paper, the finite element method is used to theoretically investigate the influence of the thermoelastic dissipation (TED) of the cylindrical resonator. The improved structure of a fused silica cylindrical resonator is then demonstrated. Compared with the traditional structure, the thermoelastic Q (QTED) of the resonator is increased by 122%. In addition, the Q factor of the improved cylindrical resonator is measured, and results illustrate that, after annealing and chemical etching, the Q factor of the resonator is significantly higher than that of the cylindrical resonators reported previously. The Q factor of the cylindrical resonator in this paper reaches 5.86 million, which is the highest value for a cylindrical resonator to date. Full article
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Design, Manufacture and Mechanics of Vibratory Gyroscopes)
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