DSP-1760 Fiber Optic Gyros

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Autonomous Truck Application

Inertial Solutions in Autonomous Ground Reference Systems

Autonomous Truck Application

Precision Gyros with Maximum Ease of Integration
Combining 1, 2, or 3-axes of the world’s smallest precision fiber optic gyros (FOGs) either within an easy-to-integrate housing or as an unhoused OEM variant, the navigation-grade DSP-1760 FOG provides unmatched versatility to meet the demands of the most challenging design projects. Depending on the application, the end user can select from nine total configurations:
  • 1, 2, or 3 axes of precision FOGs 
  • Housed, with a Micro-D or a circular connector
  • Unhoused, as an OEM variant with Micro-D connector

Each configuration comes with KVH’s exclusive FOG/IMU Developer’s Kit ensuring easy, fast integration for any application.

Superior Performance and Quality
A high-bandwidth, low-noise angular rate sensor, the DSP-1760 features a solid-state design with exceptional performance in bias stability, scale factor, and Angle Random Walk (ARW). By using KVH’s exclusive E•Core ThinFiber, the world’s smallest D-shaped optical fiber, the DSP-1760 is both extremely accurate and compact, weighing only 0.5 to 0.6 kg (1.1 to 1.3 lbs.) depending on the number of axis and housing option.

Stabilization and Navigation Applications
The DSP-1760 is ideal for a wide range of commercial applications, including:
  • Pointing and stabilization for land, sea, and aerial systems
  • Navigation of unmanned and autonomous systems
FOG's Precision and Versatility Key for Autonomous Platform Navigation
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Brochures & Datasheets

Document File Info
DATASHEET - DSP-1760 - (Japanese) PDF file 1.6 MB / 2 pg
DATASHEET - DSP-1760 PDF file 1.6 MB / 2 pg



A rate gyro does not output accumulated angle. Instead, it outputs rate of change of angle. In most KVH FOGs, the users can change the output format as desired; rate integrated angle, or incremental angle.


Strong magnetic fields have the ability to cause apparent drift in the gyro bias. This is due to the Faraday effect on the laser light in the sensing coil resulting in non-reciprocal light paths. While this effect can be observed in gyros designed for precision inertial navigation systems (drift rates of less than 1 degree per hour), and can be mitigated by the use of mu-metal shielding, there have been no reported problems with KVH FOGs. If your application results in mounting a FOG near a very strong magnetic field (>50 gauss), a practical test to determine sensitivity is suggested.


  • 1, 2, or 3 axes of high-performance FOGs
    • Housed, with Micro-D or circular connector; or
    • Unhoused, with Micro-D connector
  • RS-422 digital interface (Asynchronous or Master Synchronous)
  • Compact housed package – 88.9 mm Dia. x 73.7 mm H, (3.5 in. x 2.9 in.)
  • Angle Random Walk (ARW): ≤0.012°/√hr (0.7°/hr/√Hz)
  • Superior Bias Stability: ≤0.05°/hr, 1σ (typical); ≤0.1°/hr, 1σ (max)
  • Bandwidth: >440 Hz

Featured Options

  • 1-, 2-, or 3-axes of high-performance FOGs
  • Housed or Unhoused OEM variants available

Exclusive Technology

E•Core ThinFiber
KVH’s proprietary polarization maintaining E•Core ThinFiber delivers outstanding precision performance in much smaller size gyros, such as the DSP-1750. By reducing the overall diameter of KVH’s standard E•Core fiber, the resulting E•Core ThinFiber dramatically increases the accuracy of our standard size gyros, and produces small FOGs that deliver extremely high bandwidth and low noise.

DSP Technology
KVH’s Digital Signal Processing (DSP) electronics improve fiber optic gyro performance in such critical areas as scale factor and bias versus temperature, scale factor linearity, turn-on to turn-on repeatability, and maximum input rate. The innovative DSP design is covered by multiple patents and overcomes the limitations of analog signal processing, virtually eliminating temperature-sensitive drift and rotation errors.

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