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Synonyms for gyroscope

rotating mechanism in the form of a universally mounted spinning wheel that offers resistance to turns in any direction

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Only 25 of these elegant gold plated instruments will be made, which creates the most exclusive and exciting desktop display gyroscope available anywhere.
Without the gyroscopes to keep track of its position, the satellite constantly had to fire onboard jets to keep it pointed toward the sun, a practice that threatened to exhaust its fuel supply.
Although RLGs will be robust for high-performance, Yole Developpement expects two other technologies to make a large contribution to 2011-2017 growth: Fiber Optic Gyroscopes (FOGs), which are currently very popular for stabilization applications, and should rapidly progress to eventually replace other navigation technologies; and MEMS technology, which will have the largest impact on the industry.
The final goal of Phase 2 is to demonstrate a working, first-of-its-kind microrate integrating gyroscope.
MEMS gyroscope applications in smartphones have increased since 2010 with the launch of the iPhone 4.
com/research/w8qm3v/maxim_integrated) has announced the addition of the "Maxim Integrated MAX21000 - 3-Axis MEMS Gyroscope Reverse Costing Analysis" report to their offering.
Pugh of the Defense Department independently proposed detecting Earth's frame dragging by sending an extremely stable gyroscope into an orbit that crosses the planet's poles.
The LSM330DLC is a system-in-package featuring a 3axis accelerometer and a 3-axis gyroscope.
com/research/pxqlp2/stmicroelectronics) has announced the addition of the "STMicroelectronics A3G4250D Automotive 3-Axis MEMS Gyroscope - Reverse Costing Analysis" report to their offering.
To the bitter end, GRO scientists maintained that the craft could operate reliably with just one gyroscope, but the space agency said that strategy would pose too high a risk to human life (SN: 4/22/00, p.
With X-FAB's experience as a high-volume MEMS foundry, and our expertise and commitment to help customers develop their MEMS gyroscope applications, we believe Senodia is at the forefront of serving the world's ever-increasing market demand for MEMS gyroscopes in consumer electronics.
With the same process used for their 3-Axis gyro and acquired from the purchasing of SensorDynamics in 2011, the MAX21100 combines on only one MEMS die a 3-Axis gyroscope and a 3-Axis accelerometer.
Two months after a fourth gyroscope failure robbed the Hubble Space Telescope of its cosmic view (SN: 11/27/99, p.
Moreover this market will be strategic because many applications are expected to rely on 3-axis accelerometer + 3-axis gyroscope in a single package within 2015.