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PRODUCT NEWS

Announcing a SimulaƟon Breakthrough for
Aerospace and Defense ApplicaƟons

also be built coupling ray tracing with structural deformation, including thermal stress.

Engineers developing technologies such as laser and fiber ring
gyroscopes for civilian and military applications can now test new
ideas and configurations in the virtual world using numerical simulation. The Ray Optics Module, an add-on product to the COMSOL Multiphysics software, supports the ability to accurately trace
rays through a moving geometry.
To showcase this capability, COMSOL has announced the addition of a Sagnac Interferometer example model, complete with
documentation and solution, to the Application Galleries. The new
example provides simulation specialists with a working application
of the Sagnac effect, the fundamental operating principle of ring
laser gyroscopes, and will help those working with attitude detection to get a better understanding of the sensitivity and accuracy
of such complex inertial navigation systems.
"We are very excited to share the Sagnac Interferometer model with
the simulation community," says Christopher Boucher, Technical Product Manager, COMSOL, Inc. "Just specify the angular velocity, and then
you can accurately trace rays through the interferometer as it rotates,
even though the two phenomena happen over vastly different time
scales. This is a real game changer for those working in the aerospace
and defense industries. To our knowledge no other commercial software solution is able to execute this. The movement in the example
model is simple rotation, but the same capability could be applied to
combinations of translation and rotation. Multiphysics models can

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Visualization of counterpropagating light rays in a counterclockwise
rotating Sagnac interferometer.
The Application Galleries features hundreds of example models and
apps to help simulation specialists get started using COMSOL Multiphysics.

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Editor’s Choice
Magnetic Nanoparticles Leap from Lab Bench to Breast Cancer Clinical Trials
Safran, a Major Player in Plasma Propulsion, Finds Booming Market for its Hall Eff ect Thrusters
NASA Develops Hall-Eff ect Electric Propulsion to Thrust Exploration on into Deep Space
Airbus-built SES-12 Dual-mission Satellite Successfully Launched
Research & Development
Case Study
Product News
Industry News
Marketplace/ Advertising Index
Spontaneous Thoughts: Dysprosium 2.0
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Magnetics Business & Technology - Summer 2018 - Magnetic Nanoparticles Leap from Lab Bench to Breast Cancer Clinical Trials
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Magnetics Business & Technology - Summer 2018 - Safran, a Major Player in Plasma Propulsion, Finds Booming Market for its Hall Eff ect Thrusters
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Magnetics Business & Technology - Summer 2018 - NASA Develops Hall-Eff ect Electric Propulsion to Thrust Exploration on into Deep Space
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Magnetics Business & Technology - Summer 2018 - Airbus-built SES-12 Dual-mission Satellite Successfully Launched
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