Experimental evaluation of a fiber optics gyroscope for improving dead-reckoning accuracy in mobile robots

J. Borenstein
Proceedings. 1998 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (Cat. No.98CH36146)  
This paper presents results from the experimental evaluation of a state-of-the-art fiber-optics gyroscope. The purpose of our experiments was to evaluate the suitability of this gyroscope for enhancing dead-reckoning in mobile robots. The evaluated gyroscope was the "Autogyro Navigator" made by Andrews. For a 4×4 m square path the dead-reckoning error when using this gyro was less than ±1.2° in orientation and about 10 cm (4 in) in position.
doi:10.1109/robot.1998.680972 dblp:conf/icra/Borenstein98 fatcat:fjmlez7ccfgvvar4j6k5moo3wq