RESEARCH PAPERS: Mechanisms Papers

The Mechanism of Gyroscopic Tracking: Part 1

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W. M. Mansour, D. Pavlov

Solid Mechanics Division, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

J. Eng. Ind 95(2), 430-436 (May 01, 1973) (7 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3438173 History: Received July 06, 1972; Online July 15, 2010


The tracking property of the free gyro is investigated using analytical and digital approaches. A strategy of analysis is developed which can be used to assess the quality of tracking for different geometrical configurations of the template. This property has a practical potential to be implemented into instruments for sensing and identification.

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