The new Tritech iFG (Intelligent Fibre-Optic Gyro) provides additional heading stability when combined with the Tritech Intelligent Gyro Compass (iGC), or other heading and motion reference units. It uses a single-axis FOG sensor, mounted inside an extruded aluminium housing, and can typically reduce heading drift errors more effectively than most magnetically referenced aircraft gyros.
An on-board processor manages the FOG sensor interface, mode selection, power supplies and water ingress sensing (for use if the Intelligent Fibre-Optic Gyro is mounted inside its own pod). The Intelligent Fibre-Optic Gyro provides internal compensation for pitch and roll angles using data from the Tritech Intelligent Gyro Compass attitude sensors.
The Intelligent Fibre-Optic Gyro receives magnetic heading and pitch and roll data from the Tritech Intelligent Gyro Compass. Using proprietary slaving algorithims it then provides an output of stabilised heading with low drift rate. Output data is transmitted to the three serial ports provided.
Additional (external) interface cards are available when an Intelligent Gyro Compass / Intelligent Fibre-Optic Gyro is fitted to existing ROVs to replace a mechanical gyro compass. This provides specific communication protocol compatibility and analogue (autopilot) functionality.
Solid state - robust and reliable
Low drift rate. Excellent stability, linearity, resolution and repeatability
State of the art display software
User programmable output modes and filter parameters
Multiple interface options
Minimal maintenance costs
High shock rating
Replacement of high maintenance mechanical (aircraft type) gyro compass systems
Live back up for survey (North seeking) gyro compass systems
Improved heading and autopilot stability in the presence of fluctuating external magnetic fields
Compatible with the Tritech ArcNet network of survey products
Compatible with the Tritech iVP/iPP range of intelligent valve and sensor control systems