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User currently offlineDiego From Italy, joined Apr 2001, 135 posts, RR: 0
Posted (14 years 9 months 2 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 1871 times:

Hi folks, does anybody know how that attitude heading reference system works?
I know it includes an atitude heading reference unit made up of two flexdisc gyrometers(haven't a clue of what they are) and of three accelerometers(same as above).
Thanks DIego

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User currently offlineMD11Nut From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (14 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 1824 times:

Like the name suggest, the system provides Heading and attitude info to the aircraft ADI and HSI. You can view the AHRS as an integrated VG/DG system or a poor-man IRS. The flexdisc gyrometers you mentioned must be specific to the AHRS you are thinking of.

Basically a typical AHRS contains 2 (or 3) gyroscopes, 3-accelerometers. A gyro picks up rotation perpendicular to its (spin) axis. Each accelerometer picks up acceleration (change in velocity) along its axis. It can detect the earth gravitational field. Together these info are processed by the AHRS computer to give you aircraft attitude (pitch, roll, yaw) and Heading. For magnetic information, flux valves used to be really popular but they are now mostly replaced by magnetic variation tables that computers applied to computed true headings to get magnetic headings.

User currently offlineBuff From Australia, joined Mar 2007, 0 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (14 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 1812 times:

For the last 20 years, the mechanical gyros have been developed into ring laser units which of course have no moving parts. The accuracy of these devices is astounding.

Best Regards,


User currently offlineMb339 From Italy, joined Jun 2001, 238 posts, RR: 3
Reply 3, posted (14 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 1816 times:

Try to see on Honeywell's website


Ciao Diego!


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