Root Cause Analysis of Zero-Rate Output Sources in an MEMS Gyroscope
This paper analyzes the root causes of zero-rate output (ZRO) in microelectromechanical system (MEMS) vibratory gyroscopes. ZRO is one of the major challenges for high-performance gyroscopes. The knowledge of its causes is important to minimize ZRO and achieve a robust sensor design. In this paper, a new method to describe an MEMS gyroscope with a parametric state space model is introduced. The model is used to theoretically describe the behavioral influences. A new, more detailed and general gyroscope approximation is used to vary influence parameters, and to verify the method with simulations. The focus is on varying stiffness terms and an extension of the model to other gyroscope approximations is also discussed.