2 edition of Gyro-compass and gyro-pilot manual. found in the catalog.
Gyro-compass and gyro-pilot manual.
Sperry Gyroscope Company, inc.
1944 in Brooklyn .
Written in English
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Sale of the group was foreordained and the only task was to find a suitable buyer or buyers. A so-called foot connecting the vessels with the chamber is attached to the right-hand vessel. The center of gravity of the float is situated on its vertical axis below its geometric center, which generates the required pendulum moment, as in the one-rotor gyrocompass. For example, if its end B deviates toward the east, it will rise, as if following the rise of the stars.
The Second World War With the outbreak of the Second World War Sperry suddenly found itself inundated with demands for gyrocompasses from all allied navies. She served with distinction until and after 40 years of service was moved to Bremerton, Washington, where she sits today awaiting final disposition. Figure 1. The presence of two gyroscopes in the gyrocompass substantially reduces the errors of the instrument during the rolling of a ship. Click the link for more information. One of the first, established inwas the Mitsubishi Zosen Kaisha Company Mitsubishi Shipbuilding of Japan, a company that was licensee for all products there.
Captain Mackay, according to the record, initially had a very low opinion of "Iron Mike" but became a believer soon after the transit of the Atlantic had started. Foucault of Pendulum fame first conceived of the gyro as an inertial reference in In fact, the impact of the war on Sperry Gyro was tremendous. From this successful demonstration of the gyro stabilizer, the U. The float contains two gyroscopes and a hydraulic stabilizer to damp the natural oscillations.
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Lehman investment group purchased Sperry Marine from Tenneco. Reorganizations within the Sperry Rand Corporation resulted in subsequent name changes and in the Piedmont Division name was dropped and replaced with the Marine Systems Division of the new Sperry Rand Electronics group.
She served with distinction until and after 40 years of service was moved to Bremerton, Washington, where she sits today awaiting final disposition. The error of a gyrocompass does not exceed several tenths of a degree of an arc when the ship is on a straight course with a constant speed.
These were the artificial horizon and the aircraft directional gyro. Navy and Sperry Gyroscope was a reality. As events unfolded, it became obvious that no single buyer would or could acquire the combined Group and the division of the two into separate assets made sense.
In its motion, the axis AB passes through the plane of the meridian, whereupon it begins to precess in the opposite direction under the influence of the gravity moment, and so on.
These purchases were formalized in with day to day operation of Sperry Marine being taken over by Newport News, a substantial division of Tenneco, in the early months of Sale of the group was foreordained and the only task was to find a suitable buyer or buyers.
The gyro kept the ship from rolling as it was designed to do. After considerable searching and evaluation, the Charlottesville area of Central Virginia was selected as the site. The float contains two gyroscopes and a hydraulic stabilizer to damp the natural oscillations.
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This idea was proposed by the French scientist J. The advantages of the gyrocompass as compared to a magnetic compass are that it indicates the direction of the geographic rather than magnetic meridian, its readings are affected considerably less by moving metallic masses iron and steel and by magnetic fields than those of a magnetic compass, and its accuracy is higher under conditions of maneuvering and oscillation of the object.
A so-called foot connecting the vessels with the chamber is attached to the right-hand vessel. Gyrocompasses are widely used on naval vessels. Thomas A. For a variety of reasons, not the least of which was the impending war in Europe, Sperry Gyroscope Company Limited was formed in the U.
Throughout the war, Sperry and its subsidiary company in the U. Schematic diagram of the sensing element of a one-rotor pendulum gyrocompass In a mercury-vessel gyrocompass Figure 2the rotor and the chamber are balanced in such a way that their common center of gravity coincides with the point of suspension.
These were the increasing use of steel in ships which then brought about the second need; to overcome the unreliability of the magnetic compass within a steel ship, and finally, the great powers were preparing to conduct underwater warfare - in steel hull ships.
Navy to have another of his gyros installed aboard the U. Figure 2. The Sperry Gyroscope company, and Elmer Sperry in particular, spent considerable effort appointing agents and representatives around the world. The presence of two gyroscopes in the gyrocompass substantially reduces the errors of the instrument during the rolling of a ship.
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