KVH Reaches 50,000 Fiber Optic Gyro Milestone
- KVH's line of precision fiber optic gyros supports a wide range of military and commercial guidance and stabilization needs
KVH's FOG design allows customers a high degree of flexibility in terms of the FOG form factor, output type, number of axes, installation and mounting, and performance. Thanks to this innovative design and a commitment to ongoing research and development, KVH can claim:
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-- 6,000 miles (10,000 km) of optical fiber created, enough to travel from Boston, MA, to Los Angeles, CA, and back
-- More than 20 patents for FOG technology
-- A 100,000-square foot manufacturing facility employing more than 120 people in Tinley Park, IL, and devoted primarily to FOG production
-- A full FOG product line ranging from single- and dual-axis rate gyros and inertial measurement units to fully integrated inertial navigation systems
"KVH offers a unique combination of affordability and ongoing innovation in our FOG product line," explains Jeffrey Brunner, KVH's vice president of operations for military and fiber optic products. "The small size, precision, and affordability of these products are key reasons why they are rapidly becoming the gyro of choice in a growing universe of applications. This 50,000 unit milestone includes single-axis sensors used in weapon and optical stabilization as well as fully integrated multi-axis inertial measurement units (IMUs) used in torpedoes, dynamic surveying applications, and other projects requiring the level of precise measurement that only FOGs can offer. Engineers and system integrators regularly turn to KVH for reliable, innovative solutions like our new DSP-1750 to support everything from cutting-edge new programs and experimental projects to upgrades for existing systems."
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Source : KVH Industries Inc.