Last year NEDAERO acquired the technology for the production of Fibre Optic Gyroscopes (FOGs). The installation of high tech equipment in the cleanroom is well on the way.
Fibre Optic Gyroscopes are rate sensors that are based on the relativistic Sagnac effect. By emitting a light pulse into a coil of fibre optic wire and by measuring the phase shift that occurs when the unit is rotating, the rate of rotation can be determined. FOG’s are used in various types of indicators.