What are the errors of gyro compass?
Also asked, what are the parts of gyro compass?
Parts of Gyro compass. A modern gyrocompass unit consists of a master unit, a control cabinet, a power supply unit a speed unit, and auxiliary electrical transmission and alarm units. The compass card has illumination facility and its brightness is adjustable.
Likewise, what causes compass error? It is caused by the Earth's magnetic field and the fact that the North Magnetic Pole is not in the same location on the Earth as the Geographic North Pole. Variation is designated East or West depending on the way the compass needle is deflected from True North. Variation changes with location.
Correspondingly, what is the principle of gyro compass?
Working principle of gyrocompass. Gyrocompass is working with the high speed gyro rotor (gyroscope) to accurately seek the direction of true north. It operates by seeking an equilibrium direction under the combined effects of the force of gravity and the rotation of earth.
What is gyro error definition?
r] (navigation) The error in the reading of the gyro compass, expressed in degrees east or west to indicate the direction in which the axis of the compass is offset from the north.