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Motorized Half Gimbal System, SR50 Series Rotation Stage


  • Travel Range
  • Accuracy, Typical
    ±15 mdeg
  • Accuracy, Guaranteed
    ±30 mdeg
  • Bi-directional Repeatability, Typical
    ±15 mdeg
  • Bi-directional Repeatability, Guaranteed
    ±25 mdeg
  • Resolution
  • Minimum Incremental Motion
    4.0 mdeg
  • Maximum Speed
    4°/sec (no load)
  • Load Capacity
    Stage: 30 N
    System: 10N


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
  • Radars
  • Seekers
  • Antennas
  • Telescopes