Defense programs: A Sandia weapon review bulletin

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Sandia`s mission to explore technology that enhances US nuclear weapons capabilities has been the primary impetus for the development of a class of inertial measurement units not available commercially. The newest member of the family is the Ring Laser Gyro Assembly. The product of a five-year joint effort by Sandia and Honeywell`s Space and Strategic Systems Operation, the RLGA is a small, one-nautical-mile-per-hour-class inertial measurement unit that consumes only 16 watts - attributes that are important to a guidance and control capability for new or existing weapons. These same attributes led the Central Inertial Guidance Test Facility at Holloman Air ... continued below

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Floyd, H.L.; Goetsch, B. & Doran, L. November 1, 1993.

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    Publisher Info: Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (United States)
    Place of Publication: Albuquerque, New Mexico

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Sandia`s mission to explore technology that enhances US nuclear weapons capabilities has been the primary impetus for the development of a class of inertial measurement units not available commercially. The newest member of the family is the Ring Laser Gyro Assembly. The product of a five-year joint effort by Sandia and Honeywell`s Space and Strategic Systems Operation, the RLGA is a small, one-nautical-mile-per-hour-class inertial measurement unit that consumes only 16 watts - attributes that are important to a guidance and control capability for new or existing weapons. These same attributes led the Central Inertial Guidance Test Facility at Holloman Air Force Base to select the RLGA for their newest test instrumentation pod. The RLGA sensor assembly is composed of three Honeywell ring laser gyroscopes and three Sundstrand Data Control accelerometers that are selected from three types according to the user`s acceleration range and accuracy needs.

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  • Other Information: PBD: Sum 1993

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  • Other: DE94002476
  • Report No.: SAND--93-1673
  • Grant Number: AC04-76DP00789
  • DOI: 10.2172/139849 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 139849
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc622412

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Floyd, H.L.; Goetsch, B. & Doran, L. Defense programs: A Sandia weapon review bulletin, report, November 1, 1993; Albuquerque, New Mexico. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc622412/: accessed December 17, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.