Angular Rate / Gyro
Ranges of angular rate sensors for measurements of rotation from ±50 to ±24,000°/sec. Single and triaxial units are available with analog and digital outputs. Angular rate sensors are typically used in rapid rotation applications such as automotive crash testing, aerospace testing, pedestrian impact, rollover testing, motorsports and biomechanics. A gyro (gyroscope) is a device typically used for measuring or maintaining orientation, eg platform stability, biomechanics and robotic systems. Six degree of freedom measurements (6-DOF) are used to monitor both angular rotation and acceleration in three axes at the same time.