## Abstract

Piezoelectric Gyroscopes are the devices to measure angular rotation of a system with respect to an inertial frame of reference means of the Coriolis principle. Most of current piezoelectric gyroscopes detect the angular velocity about a single axis of rotation. This paper describes development of a new dual axial gyroscope made out of the piezoelectric ceramic, PZT, that can overcome the limitation of the current single axial type. Validity of the new structure is checked through finite element analysis. Based on the design, an experimental sample of the sensor is fabricated and its performance is discussed in comparison with the theoretical expectation. The results show that the present gyroscope is capable of measuring the rotational velocity over two orthogonal axes simultaneously with good enough sensitivity and distinction between the two axes.

Original language | English |
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Pages (from-to) | 189-195 |

Number of pages | 7 |

Journal | Proceedings of the Annual IEEE International Frequency Control Symposium |

State | Published - 1997 |

Event | Proceedings of the 1997 IEEE International Frequency Control Symposium - Orlando, FL, USA Duration: 28 May 1997 → 30 May 1997 |