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EMCORE debuts MUXed North Finder/Tracker FOG

16 Aug 2013

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The three-axis Multiplexed (MUXed) North Finder/Tracker Fiber Optic Gyro (FOG) was unveiled Monday by EMCORE Corp. for man-portable and tripod target locator systems, particularly the next generation of Precision Azimuth Vertical Angle Modules. The MUXed North Finder/Tracker FOG has improved precision than previous digital magnetic compass-based target locator systems because it uses advanced integrated optics and Digital Signal Processing electronics. The product has an accuracy ranging from 1mrad to 4mrad, requires less than 5W power, and weighs less than 1lb. It is useful in target location destination systems, such as those used in battlefield environments, because of its base motion insensitivity.

EMCORE's fibre optic gyro technology is designed for fast, accurate navigation and gyrocompassing, and low noise line-of-sight stabilisation. EMCORE develops most of the key FOG components internally including the optical transceiver and the lithium-niobate modulator. This allows the technology to be incorporated very cost-effectively into a final TLDS.

"The ultimate goal of TLDS technology is to improve a Warfighter's effectiveness and survivability with the use of affordable lightweight sensors that reduce weight and increase accuracy," said Dr. K.K. Wong, Director of Fiber Optic Gyro Products for EMCORE.




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