Gyro The Collection

The gyroscopes used in older control and guidance systems are ’spinning rotor’ types as they exploit the angular momentum of a spinning rotor to sense angular motion. Stand alone Gyros formed part of many avionic systems in the 60’s and 70’s. For example the F-16 Head Up Display had Rate Gyros to provide an input to the weapon aiming system.

An inertial navigation system includes at least a computer and a platform or module containing accelerometers and gyroscopes or other motion-sensing devices. The advantage of an INS is that it requires no external references in order to determine its position, orientation, or velocity once it has been initialized. Gyroscopes measure the angular velocity of the system and by integrating the angular velocity, the system's current orientation is known at all times.

However, Gyros are mechanically complex and their inherent failure modes led to a search for solid state systems resulting in the Ring Laser Gyro, Fibre Optic Gyro and Vibrating Ring Gyro.
Object Name Cat No Object Type Year
Rate Gyro Unit C0612 Sensor/Transducer Unknown
A-4 HUD 3-Axis Rate Gyro C0783 Sensor/Transducer Unknown
Magnetic Compensation Module C1496 Module/Sub-Assembly/Component Unknown
FG314 Dynamically Tuned Spinning Mass Gyro C1211 Module/Sub-Assembly/Component Unknown
START Gyro C0233 Module/Sub-Assembly/Component Unknown
Rate Gyro C1541 Module/Sub-Assembly/Component Unknown
Rate Integrating Gyro C0861 Module/Sub-Assembly/Component Unknown
MRG B C0097 Module/Sub-Assembly/Component 1955
Rate Gyro C0537 Sensor/Transducer 1956
Artificial Horizon C0806 Indicator/Instrument 1959
Type C Rate Gyro Mechanism C0511 Sensor/Transducer 1960
Vertical Gyro Transmitter Assembly C1376 Sensor/Transducer 1963
Vertical Gyro Transmitter Assembly C1786 Sensor/Transducer circa 1963
Rate Gyro Mechanism C0932 Module/Sub-Assembly/Component 1964
Manoeuvre Monitor Type D C0220 Sensor/Transducer 1964
Artificial Horizon C0687 Indicator/Instrument circa 1965
Vertical Gyro C0689 Sensor/Transducer 1965
3-Axis Rate Transmitter C0829 Sensor/Transducer 1965
Vertical Gyro C1357 Sensor/Transducer circa 1965
Rate Gyro C0842 Module/Sub-Assembly/Component 1965
Three Axis Rate Transmitter C1672 Sensor/Transducer circa 1965
Rate Gyro, self-monitored C0091 Module/Sub-Assembly/Component circa 1965
3-Axis Rate Transmitter C1061 Sensor/Transducer 1966
Anti-Circling Unit C0243 Sensor/Transducer 1967
Lightning Type B Rate Gyro Unit C0285 Sensor/Transducer 1967
Lightning Type B Rate Gyro Unit C0286 Sensor/Transducer 1967
Inner Roll Servo Amplifier Circuit Assembly C0895 Module/Sub-Assembly/Component circa 1968
Gyro Compassing Circuit Board C0896 Module/Sub-Assembly/Component circa 1968
Outer Roll Flip Circuit Board C0897 Module/Sub-Assembly/Component circa 1968
Accelerometer Amp Circuit Module C0898 Module/Sub-Assembly/Component circa 1968
Vertical Gyro C1153 Sensor/Transducer circa 1968
Vertical Gyro C0179 Sensor/Transducer circa 1968
Horizon and Direction Indicator C0565 Indicator/Instrument circa 1968
Vertical Gyro Transmitter Assembly C1100 Sensor/Transducer circa 1968
Servo Amp Circuit Module C1143 Module/Sub-Assembly/Component circa 1970
Lynx Type B Rate Gyro Unit C0314 Sensor/Transducer 1970
Javelin Rate Gyro C0858 Module/Sub-Assembly/Component 1971
Rate Gyro Unit C0570 Sensor/Transducer 1972
Rate Gyro C1127 Sensor/Transducer circa 1972
Rate Gyro C1133 Sensor/Transducer circa 1972
Spin Motor Supply C1142 Module/Sub-Assembly/Component circa 1973
Rate Integrating Gyro C0901 Module/Sub-Assembly/Component circa 1975
Rate Integrating Gyro C0974 Module/Sub-Assembly/Component circa 1975
Rate Integrating Gyro C0975 Module/Sub-Assembly/Component circa 1975
Rate Integrating Gyro C0597 Module/Sub-Assembly/Component circa 1975
Rate Integrating Gyro C0596 Module/Sub-Assembly/Component circa 1975
NCS1 Displacement Gyroscope C1305 Sensor/Transducer 1978
Inductor C1055 Module/Sub-Assembly/Component 1979
Rate Gyro C1069 Module/Sub-Assembly/Component 1979
GR-H4 Rate Gyro parts in a Display Panel C0614 Module/Sub-Assembly/Component circa 1980
Jaguar Quadruplex Roll Rate Gyro C0960 Sensor/Transducer circa 1980
GR-H4 Rate Gyro C1226 Module/Sub-Assembly/Component circa 1981
Harrier SAAHS Rate Gyro Mechanism C0659 Module/Sub-Assembly/Component circa 1982
NCS1 Displacement Gyroscope C1569 Sensor/Transducer 1984
Rate Gyro C1124 Module/Sub-Assembly/Component 1985
Rate Gyro C1123 Module/Sub-Assembly/Component 1987
START Gyro C1223 Module/Sub-Assembly/Component circa 1990
START Gyro Internal Element C1233 Module/Sub-Assembly/Component circa 1990
START Gyro Display Model C0998 Model circa 1990
START Gyro & Hybrid Integrated Circuit Display Model C0999 Model circa 1990
START Gyro C0838 Module/Sub-Assembly/Component circa 1990
START Gyro C0839 Module/Sub-Assembly/Component circa 1990
START Gyro C0859 Module/Sub-Assembly/Component circa 1990
START Gyro C0860 Module/Sub-Assembly/Component circa 1990
Vertical Gyro Type FS60P C0613 Sensor/Transducer 1991
Vertical Gyro C1005 Module/Sub-Assembly/Component circa 1991
Rate Integrating Gyro C1108 Module/Sub-Assembly/Component 1993
Silicon VSG C1212 Module/Sub-Assembly/Component circa 2005
Solid State 3-Axis Rate Gyroscope and Parts C1213 Module/Sub-Assembly/Component circa 2005
3-axis Rate Gyro (VSG-based) C1214 Module/Sub-Assembly/Component circa 2005