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A Real-Time Circuit Phase Delay Correction System for MEMS Vibratory Gyroscopes

Version 1 : Received: 12 April 2021 / Approved: 13 April 2021 / Online: 13 April 2021 (11:16:48 CEST)

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Xu, P.; Wei, Z.; Guo, Z.; Jia, L.; Han, G.; Si, C.; Ning, J.; Yang, F. A Real-Time Circuit Phase Delay Correction System for MEMS Vibratory Gyroscopes. Micromachines 2021, 12, 506. Xu, P.; Wei, Z.; Guo, Z.; Jia, L.; Han, G.; Si, C.; Ning, J.; Yang, F. A Real-Time Circuit Phase Delay Correction System for MEMS Vibratory Gyroscopes. Micromachines 2021, 12, 506.

Journal reference: Micromachines 2021, 12, 506
DOI: 10.3390/mi12050506

Abstract

With the development of designing and manufacturing level for micro-electromechanical system (MEMS) gyroscopes, the control circuit system becomes a key point to determine their internal performances. Nevertheless, phase delay of electron components may result in some serious hazards. This paper describes a real-time circuit phase delay correction system for MEMS vibratory gyroscopes. A detailed theoretical analysis is provided to clarify the influences of circuit phase delay on the in-phase and quadrature (IQ) coupling characteristics and zero rate output (ZRO) utilizing force-to-rebalance (FTR) closed-loop detection and quadrature correction system. By deducing the relationship between amplitude-frequency, phase-frequency of MEMS gyroscope and the phase relationship of the whole control loop, a real-time correction system is proposed to automatically adjust the phase reference value of phase-locked loop (PLL) and thus compensate for the real-time circuit phase delay. The experimental results show that the correction system can accurately measure and compensate the circuit phase delay in real time. Furthermore, the unwanted IQ coupling can be eliminated and the ZRO is decreased by 755% to 0.095°/s. This correction system realizes a small angle random walk of 0.978°/√h, and a low bias instability of 9.458°/h together with a scale factor nonlinearity of 255 ppm at room temperature. Besides, the thermal drift of ZRO is reduced to 0.0034°/s/°C at a temperature range from -20°C to 70°C.

Subject Areas

MEMS gyroscopes; circuit phase delay; IQ coupling; real-time correction system

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