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TAC-450 Fiber Optic Gyro (FOG) (Non-ITAR) Single- & Multi-Axis FOGs for Military Integration
TAC-450 Fiber Optic Gyro (FOG) (Non-ITAR)

Single- & Multi-Axis FOGs for Military Integration

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TAC-450 Fiber Optic Gyro (FOG) (Non-ITAR)

EMCORE’s TAC-450 Fiber Optic Gyros (FOGs) are designed for maximum ease of integration, offering both housed and unhoused options for OEM configurations. These gyros provide exceptional performance in bias stability, scale factor, and angle random walk, making them ideal for demanding defense applications in air, land, or maritime environments.

The TAC-450 FOG is engineered for versatility and precision, making it an ideal choice for stabilization and pointing applications across military and aerospace sectors. Its compact design, advanced technology, and multiple configurations offer a high-performance solution for critical navigation and control systems.

Key Features:

  • Superior Bias Instability: ≤0.05°/hr, 1 (typical); ≤0.1°/hr, 1 (max)
  • High Performance: Available in single- or multi-axis configurations using the world’s smallest precision FOGs
  • Flexible Integration: Housed variants with Micro-D or circular connectors, and unhoused variants with Micro-D connectors and integrated heat-sinks
  • Advanced Technology: EMCORE’s photonic integrated chip (PIC) technology ensures robust and reliable performance
  • Angle Random Walk (ARW): ≤0.012°/√hr (0.7°/hr/√Hz)
  • High Bandwidth: ≥1000 Hz
  • Nine Configurations: Tailored to solve complex design challenges

Technology Highlights:

  • Photonic Integrated Chip Technology: Replaces individual fiber components with an integrated planar optic chip for enhanced reliability and robustness.
  • Developer’s Kit: Includes user-friendly software for rapid integration, development, and interface efforts.


  • Platform Stabilization: For land, sea, and aerial systems
  • Navigation, Guidance, and Control: Ensures precise and reliable operation in various environments
  • Unmanned and Manned Applications: Provides stabilization and navigation for diverse platforms