KVH DSP-1760 Fiber Optic Gyro

The DSP-1760 Fiber Optic Gyro from KVH includes KVH's breakthrough photonic integrated chip (PIC) technology for improved reliability and repeatability. This gyro offers versatility with 1,2 or 3 axes of the world's smallest precision FOGs. The DSP-1760 is ideal for commercial applications, including stabilization for land, sea and aerial systems, and navigation of autonomous systems.



KVH’s DSP-1760 Fiber Optic Gyros (FOGs) combine single- or multi-axes of the world’s smallest high performance FOGs within easy-to-integrate housings, or unhoused for OEM configurations. The DSP-1760 FOG offers exceptional performance in bias stability, scale factor, and angle random walk, and is available in nine configurations to solve the most challenging design projects.

The DSP-1760 FOG is ideal for air, land, or maritime stabilization and pointing applications. Due to its versatility, and accurate, reliable output, it can also be utilized in navigation, guidance, and control systems.

The DSP-1760 FOG is a high bandwidth, extremely low noise sensor. It offers customers a choice of two interfaces: a Micro-D or a circular connector. In addition, the DSP-1760 FOG integrates magnetic shielding within the gyro housing, providing improved performance in systems with problematic magnetic environments.

A key element of the DSP-1760 is KVH’s new, groundbreaking integrated planar optical chip. Replacing individual fiber optic components, the DSP-1760 with PIC Inside™ offer improved reliability, unit-to-unit repeatability, and easier integration. The result is a precision photonic fiber optic gyro sensor that is more durable, reliable, and designed for a high level of repeatability.

All variants offer ease of use and high adaptability, featuring flexible communication options allowing for user-programmable data output rates up to 5000 Hz. The OEM packaged version enable ease of integration into even the smallest of systems.


  • Superior bias instability of ≤0.05°/hr, 1σ (typical); ≤0.1°/hr, 1σ (max)
  • Single- or multi-axis high performance FOGs
  • All housed variants available with either Micro-D connector or circular connector
  • Unhoused variants available with Micro-D connector
  • Angle Random Walk (ARW) ≤0.012°/√hr (0.7°/hr/√Hz)
  • Bandwidth (Housed): ≥440 Hz Bandwidth (Unhoused): ≥1000 Hz
  • Available in nine configurations:
    • Housed 1-, 2-, or 3-axis
    • Unhoused 1-, 2-, or 3-axis tethered to PCBs, with Micro-D connector
  • Now with KVH’s breakthrough PIC technology

Technical Specifications

Input Rate:±490°/sec (max)
Bias Instability (25°C):≤0.1°/hr, 1σ (max), ≤0.05°/hr, 1σ (typical)
Bias vs. Temperature (≤1°C/min):≤1.5°/hr, 1σ (max), ≤1°/hr, 1σ (typical)
Bias Offset (25°C):±2°/hr
Scale Factor vs. Temperature (≤1°C/min):≤200 ppm, 1σ (max), ≤100 ppm, 1σ (typical)
Angle Random Walk (25°C):≤0.012°/√hr (0.7°/hr/√Hz)
Bandwidth (-3 dB):Housed: ≥440 Hz
Unhoused: ≥1000 Hz
Electrical/Mechanical Interface
Initialization Time:≤1.25 secs housed, ≤1.5 secs unhoused
Data Interface:Asynchronous or Synchronous RS-422
Baud Rate:User Selectable 9.6 Kbps to 921.6 Kbps (housed)
User Selectable 9.6 kbps to 4147 Kbps (unhoused)
Data Rate:User Selectable 1 to 1000 Hz (housed)
User Selectable 1 to 5000 Hz (unhoused)
Dimensions – Housed (max):88.9 mm Dia x 73.7 mm H (3.5 in x 2.9 in)
Dimensions – Unhoused:PCB stack: 81 mm Dia x 24.8 mm H (3.19 in x 0.978 in) (nominal)
Gyro sensor: 44.7 mm Dia x 21.8 mm H (1.76 in x 0.86 in)
Weight – Housed (max):Single-axis: 0.50 kg (1.1 lbs.)
Dual-axis: 0.54 kg (1.2 lbs.)
3-axis: 0.60 kg (1.3 lbs.)
Weight – Unhoused (nominal):PCB stack: 0.11 kg (0.25 lbs.)
Gyro sensor: 0.07 kg (0.16 lbs.)
Flex cables: 0.0005 kg (0.001 lbs.)
Power Consumption:Single-axis: 6 W (max), 3W (typical)
Dual-axis: 7 W (max), 4W (typical)
3-axis: 8 W (max), 5W (typical)
Input Voltage:+9 to +36 VDC
Operating Temperature:-40°C to +75°C (-40°F to +167°F)
Operating Shock:25 g, 11 msec, sawtooth
Operating Vibration:8 g rms, 20-2000 Hz, random



The DSP-1760 from KVH can be ordered through Canal Geomatics. If you would like to learn more about it, please use the Request Pricing form to get in touch with us.