What are types of error of Gyro Compass?

Written by Manish Mayank

Errors of gyro compass are as follows:

  1. Static error
  2. Dynamic error.
  1. Static errors 

Alignment error

  • An error existing between the indicated heading and the vessel’s lubber line.
  • An error existing between the indicated lubber line and the fore and aft line of the vessel.
  • Both of these errors can be accurately eliminated by critically aligning the compass with the ship’s lubber line at installation.

Transmission error

An error existing between the indicated heading on the master compass and the heading produced by any remote repeater is a transmission error. Transmission errors are kept to a minimum by the use of multispeed pulse transmission.

Variable errors

Variable compass errors can effectively be classified into two groups.

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Manish Mayank

Graduated from M.E.R.I. (Mumbai). A cool, calm, composed and the brain behind the development of the database. The strong will to contribute in maritime education and to present it in completely different and innovative way is his source of inspiration.

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