FOG60L Solid State Gyro

high-performance solid state gyro, bias stability at fixed temperature ≤0.5°/h (1σ), widely used in motion sensing, stabilization, navigation, etc.

  • High Performance Single-axis Digital Fiber Optic Gyro
  • Higher Accuracy, Lower Noise and Greater Efficiency
  • Measuring Range: -800°/s~+800°/s
  • Bias Stability at Fixed Temperature ≤0.5°/h (1σ)
  • Bias Repeatability at Full Temperature ≤0.5°/h (1σ)
  • Scale Factor Non-linearity ≤300ppm
  • Bandwidth ≥100Hz
  • Working Temperature: -40~+70ºC

Brief Introduction

FOG60L is a high performance single-axis digital fiber optic gyroscope, which offers significant performance in such critical areas such as bias stability, bias repeatability, scale factor, scale factor linearity, and maximum input rate. FOG60L fiber optic gyro adopts advanced integrated optics and closed-loop Digital Signal Processing (DSP), and enjoys exceptional low noise, insensitivity to cross-axis error, perfect shock and vibration robustness, short startup time, small size, light weight, wide bandwidth, low power consumption, competitive price and excellent magnetic shielding advantages.

SkyMEMS’s FOGs are setting the new benchmark for tactical and navigational grade gyros for a wide variety of guidance, navigation, and aeronautics applications. And FOG60L has been widely used in motion sensing, stabilization, navigation, and precision pointing applications, etc.

Technical Specifications


Measuring Range  -800°/s~+800°/s
Zero Bias  -20~20°/h
Zero Bias Stability ≤0.5°/h (1σ, fixed temperature full temperature)
Zero Bias Repeatability 0.5°/h (1σ,full temperature)
Scale Factor 2200*(1±10%)SP/°/s  (by the measured value)
Scale Factor Non-linearity ≤300ppm  (full temperature)
Scale Factor Unsymmetry ≤300ppm  (full temperature)
Scale Factor Repeatability ≤300ppm  (full temperature)
Bias Peak-to-peak Value at Changing Temperature ≤ 5°/h (changing temperature)
Threshold Value ≤0.5°/h
Resolution ≤0.5°/h
Startup Time ≤2s (full temperature)
Random Walk ≤0.125°/h1/2 (full temperature)
Deposition angle ≤1.7′ (0.5mrad)
Frequency Bandwidth ≥100Hz (design assured)
Vibration Resistance 6.06g (RMS), 20~2000Hz
Demension 60mm * 60mm * 35mm
Weight ≤235±10grams
Power Consumption < 2.5W
Voltage ±5V±2%
Ripple (peak-to-peak value) 20mV
Short-time Maximum Current of the gyro (<3s) 2A (at +5V); 0.2A (at -5V)
Gyro Steady-state Maximum Current (full temperature) 0.6A (at +5V); 0.2A (at -5V)
Working Temperature  -40~+70℃
Communication Mode RS422 (the connector and communication protocol support custom service)

Typical Application

FOG60L Fiber Optic Gyro enjoys competitive price, compact size, high accuracy, and super reliability, and easy to integrate into different systems, it is very suitable for tactical grade applications, which has been widely applied in the following fields:

– unmanned aircraft guidance

– underwater robotics navigation

– land positioning orientation

– vehicle north finder

FOG60L fiber optic gyro has been widely used in unmanned aircraft guidance

SkyMEMS is dedicated in the design and manufacture of fiber optic gyro systems, and its fiber gyros adopt closed-loop structure, enjoy high performance and stability, and SkyMEMS can provide customer-oriented design to provide right solution for different application, its designed and produced fiber optic gyros have been widely used in different types of unmanned aircraft.

FOG60L fiber optic gyro has been widely used in underwater robotics navigation

Underwater robotics works in under water, where there is GNSS signal, so underwater robotics usually adopt inertial navigation, some underwater robotics needs to work long time in sea or river, the working environment is bad, so it requires its device need high performance.

SkyMEMS can design different size of fiber optic gyro to meet different types of underwater robotics, and the accuracy is assured. So the flexible solution can satisfy our customers’ requirements.

Now SkyMEMS optic gyroscopes have been widely used in the underwater robotics around the world.

FOG60L fiber optic gyro has been widely used in marine gyrocompass

Fiber optic gyro compass provides all motion data required for surface ship’s steering, and the fiber optic gyro compass has the ability to provide precise sea alignment. SkyMEMS fiber optic gyroscope can be integrated into fiber optic gyro compass, it has been widely applied in marine gyrocompass.


Product Advantages

Why Selecting FOG60L fiber optic gyro?

FOG60L fiber optic gyro is designed and produced by SkyMEMS, it enjoys high performance and real 0.2° /h (1σ, fixed temperature) bias stability, and high reliability. It is a competitive high accuracy closed-loop fiber gyro sensor in the market, which has the main following advantages:

  1. High Accuracy, High Performance and Powerful Functions

FOG60L fiber optic gyro is designed and produced by SkyMEMS, it enjoys excellent technical advantages:

– High Performance Digital Fiber Optic Gyro

– Higher Accuracy, Lower Noise and Greater Efficiency

– Zero Bias Stability ≤ 0.2 °/h (Fixed Temperature)

– Zero Bias Stability at Full Temperature ≤0.5°/h

– Measuring Range: -400°/s~+400°/s

– Scale Factor Non-linearity ≤50ppm

– Bandwidth ≥200Hz

– Working Temperature: -40~+60ºC

FOG60L fiber optic gyro adopts big brand components, advanced production craft, fully calibrated, advanced SkyMEMS algorithm, which assured that our products have real actual precise and perfect performance.

  1. Aerospace Level Reliability, 12-step Strictest Quality Control

We have advanced product test team and measurement equipment, and we cherish the quality as the life of the company, all our products must pass the strictest quality control procedures, our unique 12-step quality control assures our products enjoy top level quality.

  1. Competitive Price, ODM supported

With strict cost control and massive production, we can provide the most competitive cost effective prices, and we have abundant ODM service experience for customers around the world, the customer-oriented service includes providing special specification parameters, size, shape, interface, etc. which make it convenient for customers to optimize their system performance,   that is why we can build up long term win-win cooperation with our customers.

  1. Successful Applications in 10+ Fields, 100+ Customers are Using

We are continuously focusing on inertial technologies, fiber optic gyros is one of our important products, we have developed the most advanced and reliable fiber optic gyro series. and FOG60L optic gyro is a middle-high accuracy fiber optic gyro, which has been widely used in tactical applications, such as  unmanned aircraft guidance, underwater robotics navigation, marine gyrocompass, land positioning orientation, and vehicle north finder, etc. and now more than 100 customers are using our fiber optic gyros around the world.

  1. World-class Production Line, Fast Delivery

We have the world class production line to assure that the production procedures are scientific, precise and normative, which also can assure our products to be fast delivered.

  1. Service with Heart, Professional Technical Support

We have the professional technical support engineer team, which can provide 24-hour technical support and excellent after-sale service.

Serving customers with heart is the principle of SkyMEMS, Customer demand is the fundamental driving force of our development.

We treat our customers with heart, customers’ satisfaction is the direction and target of SkyMEMS. Through continuously technology innovation and service upgrading, we will realize win-win cooperation with customers.


Q: What preparation work should do when testing our fiber optic module?

A: 1) During tests and using, it is better to add one metal base or heat dissipation

Power supply: it is better to use laboratory power supply (which can display the current) during tests, then can judge the module’s status easily, when integrating the module into the system, DCDC power module can be selected, and the DCDC module select the one that has filter, if the dcdc module doesn’t have the filter, then please add one filter.

When use laptop or PC to collect the data from our fiber optic module, please select the right data collecting card, the data collecting card should has photoelectric isolation ability. For more details, please contact with our sales.

Q: What input voltage should be provided for our fiber optic gyro?

A: ±5VDC±5%, and the current should ≥1A, so the impulse current can reach 1.5A at the moment of fiber optic gyro startup, this is very important, if the current is low, the fiber optic gyro may failed to start to work, if not work normally, the output data from FOG will be abnormal. And 15W power module (at least 10W) is recommended, for more details, please contact with us, we also can recommend the power module we used.

Q: What data type of the SkyMEMS fiber optic gyro?

A: it is integer data, this raw data divide by scale factor, the result is the angular rate (degree/s). the scale factor will be provided in the test report, every fiber optic gyro’s scale factor is different.

Q: Whether the fiber optic gyro lose data when outputting data at higher frequency?

A: please let us know what frequency you will use in your application, according to the frequency, and select the right baud rate, the fiber optic gyro will not lose data, and we also can provide solution based on your actual applications.

Q: How to calculate the temperature?

A: the actual temperature is the temperature data outputted by FOG divide by 16.

Q: Whether each FOG’s scale factor is different?

A: yes, right. Each FOG’s scale factor is different, but it is close for standard model, for the ODM FOG, the scale factor will change much.

Q: whether the connector and cable length can be selected?

A: yes, no problem, please let us know the connector type and cable length you want, then we can do it, and also different color cable can be selected.

Q: How about the delivery time?

A: for our standard model, if we have them in stock, only need 2~3days to re-test before shipping, if it is out of stock, then need around 2 weeks to arrange the production and tests. For the ODM FOG product, if needing to modify the structure, it will need around 3 weeks to arrange the production and tests.

Q: How to arrange the payment?

A: about the payment, please pay to our company account, the beneficiary’s name: NANJING SKY MEMS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.  And our email is only to contact with u formally. To notice this to avoid the loss.

Q: what is the different between fiber optic gyro and MEMS gyros?

A: FOGs use the Sagnac effect, which utilizes counter-propagating optical beams and interferometry to measure rotation. FOGs have solid state, all fiber or hybrid fiber construction. Moderately priced, the fiber optical gyros are typically used for industrial and high tactical grade applications, and provide good price to performance value.

The MEMS gyros use the Coriolis Effect, which is based on vibrating mass deflection resulting from rotation. MEMS can be quartz or silicon based in construction and their benefits are low cost, small size/weight. MEMS are typically used in consumer to industrial grade applications.

The FOGs and MEMS gyros have their own advantages, and SkyMEMS can provide both, and can fully consider the application requirements, and provide the right solution for your applications.