To explore and reduce the nonlinear error and temperature dependency of fiber-optic gyroscope (FOG) scale factor, a scale factor modeling method based on temperature is presented in this paper. A hyperbolic curve fitting is proposed according to the characteristic of scale factor under stable temperature at first. Compared to traditional modeling methods, it shows that a higher precision model of scale factor can be obtained. Then the influence of temperature on scale factor is analyzed and then the hyperbolic curve fitting method is extended based on temperature, making it possible to work over the whole potential temperature range of the FOG without degrading the performance. This paper also provides the experimental and verification results. It can be seen that a high precision model of scale factor has been established, the temperature dependency of scale factor has been reduced effectively, and the error due to environment temperature is reduced by one order at least.
© 2012 Optical Society of America
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications
Original Manuscript: December 7, 2011
Revised Manuscript: February 2, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: February 6, 2012
Published: May 9, 2012
Chong Shen and Xiyuan Chen, "Analysis and modeling for fiber-optic gyroscope scale factor based on environment temperature," Appl. Opt. 51, 2541-2547 (2012)