Marine Gyro-Compasses and Automatic Pilots - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780080103150, 9781483180656

Marine Gyro-Compasses and Automatic Pilots

1st Edition

A Handbook for Merchant Navy Officers

Authors: W. Burger A. G. Corbet
Editors: J. H. Clough Smith G. E. Earl
eBook ISBN: 9781483180656
Imprint: Pergamon
Published Date: 1st January 1963
Page Count: 226
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Description

Marine Gyro-Compasses and Automatic Pilots: A Handbook for Merchant Navy Officers, Volume One: Gyro Compasses is manual for the various types of compass utilized in naval navigation.
The text details the apparent motion of fixed objects, and then proceeds to discussing the principles of free gyroscopes. Next, the selection tackles controlled gyroscopes and gyroscopic compasses. The text also covers errors and corrections, along with the comparison of gyroscopic and magnetic compasses. The subsequent chapters talk about the different types of gyro compasses, such as Sperry Gyro-Compass Mark E. XIV, The Brown Gyro-Compass Types A and B, Arma-Brown Compass, and The Marine Gyrosyn Compass.
The book will be of great use to student and professional maritime navigators.

Table of Contents


List of Figures

Preface

Chapter I—Apparent Motion of Fixed Objects in Space

Change of Azimuth and Change of Altitude

Rate of Change of Azimuth and Rate of Change of Altitude

Appendix 1.1

Chapter II—Principles of a Free Gyroscope

Free Gyroscope

Gyroscopic Inertia

Precession

Conclusion

Appendix 2.1

Appendix 2.2

Chapter III—Controlled Gyroscopes

Methods

Oscillation of the Spin Axis of a Controlled Gyroscope

Appendix 3.1

Appendix 3.2

Chapter IV—Gyroscopic Compasses

Damping by Means of a Torque Which Exists Only When There is Tilt

Damping Which is Only Effective When the Spin Axis Changes Its Tilt

Oscillation of the Spin Axis of a Damped, Controlled Gyroscope (Gyro-Compass)

Settling Position, Effect of Latitude

Conclusion

Appendix 4.1

Appendix 4.2

Chapter V—Errors and Corrections

Damping Error

Tilt Error

Course, Speed and Latitude Error

Rolling Error

Ballistic Error (Deflection)

Ballistic Tilt

Appendix 5.1

Chapter VI—Comparison of Gyroscopic and Magnetic Compasses

Restoring Couple

Heeling and Rolling Error

Effect of Change in Latitude

Effect of Ship's Iron, Changes in Magnetic Conditions and Structural Changes

Appendix 6.1

Chapter VII—Sperry Gyro-Compass Mark E. XIV (1)

Description of Components

The Suspension

The Follow-up System

Transmission from Master to Repeater Compass

Motor Generators and Principal Electrical Connections

Chapter VIII—Sperry Gyro-Compass Mark E. XIV (2)

Operating Instructions

Maintenance

Adjustments

General Advice

Chapter IX—The Brown Gyro-Compass. Types A and B

Description of Components

The Suspension

Transmission from Master to Repeaters

The Motor Generator and Principal Electrical Connections

Chapter X—The Brown Gyro-Compass. Types A and B

Operating Instructions

Maintenance

General Advice

Chapter XI—The Sperry Mark E. I Gyro-Compass

Description of Components

The Follow-Up System

Suspension and Damping

The Transmission System

The Correction System

Operating Instructions

Maintenance

The Sperry Multiple Steering Repeater

Chapter XII—The Sperry Mark XX Gyro-Compass

Description of Components

The Suspension

The Correction System

The Follow-up System

The Transmission System

Operating Instructions

Maintenance

General Advice

Chapter XIII—Arma-Brown Compass

Description of Components

The Suspension

The Follow-up System

North Seeking Operation

Electrical Connections

Transmission to Repeaters

Controls

Starting and Stopping

Maintenance

Chapter XIV—The Marine Gyrosyn Ccompass

The Gyro Unit

The Detector Unit

The Master Indicator

The Amplifier Unit

Operation of the Gyrosyn

Deviation Correction

Switching on and Synchronizing

Maintenance

Chapter XV—Some Comparisons between Various Gyroscopic Compasses

Appendix I—Fundamental and Electrical Principles

Electronic Structure

Conduction

Units

Relationships between the Units

Cells and Batteries

Wheatstone Bridge

The Magnetic Effect of a Current

Motor Principle

Electromagnetic Induction

Alternating Current

The Transformer

Three-Phase Systems and Induction Motor

Rectifiers

Measuring Instruments

Appendix II—Amplification and Transmission of Signals

The Magnetic Amplifier

Valve Rectifiers and Amplifiers

The Transistor

Synchro Transmitters and Receivers

Table Showing Course, Speed and Latitude Corrections

(Corrections for Steaming Error)

Revision Questions

Acknowledgments and Bibliography

Index


Details

No. of pages:
226
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Pergamon 1963
Published:
Imprint:
Pergamon
eBook ISBN:
9781483180656

About the Author

W. Burger

A. G. Corbet

About the Editor

J. H. Clough Smith

G. E. Earl

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