The gyroscopes are based on proven MEMS vibrating ring sensor elements. The design of the micro-mechanical silicon structures makes the gyroscopes extremely insensitive to external impacts and vibrations. They are therefore ideal suited for use in harsh environmental conditions. Due to their very high performance, ASC 281 gyroscopes fulfill the requirements of tactical grade applications with respect to the maximum achievable precision, which otherwise can be achieved only with fiber optic gyroscopes (FOG).
The uniaxial gyroscopes feature a lightweight, reliable aluminum housing with protection class IP67 and a detachable cable with configurable length and connectors.
The excellent bias stability of these gyroscopes allows their use in applications such as gyro compassing, attitude heading reference systems AHRS or for orientation of underwater ROVs (remotely operated vehicles).