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Precision balance method for cupped wave gyro based on cup-bottom trimming

  • Tao, Yi1, 2
  • Xi, Xiang1
  • Xiao, Dingbang1
  • Tan, Yingqi3
  • Cui, Hongjuan1
  • Wu, Xuezhong1
  • 1 National University of Defense Technology, College of Mechatronics Engineering and Automation, Changsha, 410073, China , Changsha (China)
  • 2 Wuhan Ordnance N. C. O. Academy, Wuhan, 430075, China , Wuhan (China)
  • 3 Jilin University, Department of Mechatronics Engineering, Zhuhai College, Zhuhai, 519041, China , Zhuhai (China)
Published Article
Chinese Journal of Mechanical Engineering
Chinese Mechanical Engineering Society
Publication Date
Jan 20, 2012
DOI: 10.3901/CJME.2012.01.063
Springer Nature


The mechanical balance process is the key process to eliminate the quadrature error and improve the performance of the cupped wave gyro. The conventional mechanical balance method for cupped wave gyro based on cup-wall trimming requires high control accuracy of trimming quantity, which increases the production cost and decreases the fabrication efficiency in large extent. However, it is hard to reach the high balance accuracy with the natural frequency split of mHz grade by using the conventional method. In this paper, the lumped mass dynamic model of the cupped wave gyro is built by discretization method, and the effects of different position trimming on the natural frequency are analyzed. It is pointed out that trimming off a tiny quantity of material from cup-wall causes large variation of the natural frequency is the main reason for the low accuracy of the conventional mechanical balance method. Then, a precision balance method for cupped wave gyro based on cup-bottom trimming is presented and the entire procedures of this method are given. The static balance process and dynamic balance process of the precision balance method are simulated by the finite element software. The simulation result shows that the precision balance method based on cup-bottom trimming brings less additional natural frequency split in the static balance process, minimizes the natural frequency split to mHz grade and rectify the angle of mode offset to 0.1° grade in the dynamic balance process, furthermore, the method decreases the requirement for control accuracy of trimming quantity evidently. The research work provides references for structure optimization design and balance process plan of the cupped wave gyro.

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