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Motorized Full Gimbal System, FCR Series Rotation Stage

Specifications

  • Travel Range
    360°
  • Accuracy, Guaranteed
    ±0.02°
  • Bi-directional Repeatability, Guaranteed
    ±0.006°
  • Minimum Incremental Motion
    0.00025°
  • Load Capacity
    Stage: 300 N
    System: 200 N

Features

Gimbal Axes

The easiest way to understand roll, pitch and yaw is to visualize an airplane. Think of an imaginary line that runs through the front of the plane and out the back. A rotation along this line would result in a roll -- the plane would start doing barrel rolls. Now imagine another line running through both wings of the plane. A rotation along this line is a change in pitch. The plane either climbs or dives, depending on the direction of the pitch. Finally, imagine a vertical line that comes out of the top and bottom of the plane. This is the yaw axis. Rotating along this line results in a change in direction for the plane -- either right or left.

Gimbal Applications

Gimbals are used in wide variety of applications. Below are some examples, where Newport Gimbal Systems are implemented:

  • Optical Sensor Testing
  • Internal Navigation Testing and Calibration
  • Target Tracking
  • LIDAR
  • Radars
  • Seekers
  • Antennas
  • Telescopes