Vector-20 Stabilized Maritime Pan-Tilt System

The Vector-20 is a rugged, aerodynamic precision pan-tilt system able to deliver stable, precise imagery in rough seas and at high speeds. Designed to handle the intense jostling and vibration in marine environments as required by special operations forces, the U.S. Coast Guard, harbor patrol, law enforcement officials, and commercial and private mariners. Able to accommodate a wide variety of EO/IR sensors, the Vector-20 delivers an affordable, versatile and stabilized motion control solution.

  • 2-Axis gyro-stabilization
  • 360° continuous pan rotation
  • Smooth low speed motion to 0.01°/sec
  • Built-in control electronics and gyros

Product Details

The Vector-20 leverages our deep expertise in motion control systems, from inertial gyro-stabilization to high-torque motors and precision resolvers. The Vector-20 provides unmatched control and accuracy with zero backlash and lower total cost of ownership. With an integrated slip ring and built-in control electronics, the system provides precise, smooth motion at all speeds. The system is easily integrated onto existing platforms.


• Aerodynamic housing supports wide range of cameras and/or payloads, up to 20 pounds (9 kg)
• Ruggedized, sealed and marinized to ensure performance in harsh marine environments and winds up to 100 knots
• Maintains line of sight independent of the boat’s motion
• Line of sight can be controlled to turn with the boat while maintaining inertial-stabilization
• Direct drive technology provides maintenance-free operation with zero backlash
• Compatible with General Dynamics thermal imagers and other available sensors

General Dynamics Global Imaging Technologies designs and manufactures a full portfolio of high-performance camera systems and components that provide our customers the clarity, accuracy and reliability to successfully complete their mission. Leveraging our custom motor and resolver technologies, we design and manufacture maintenance-free, precision pan-tilt systems with zero backlash and lower total cost of ownership.

You may contact our customer service center by email, phone or fax.

Phone: 619-671-5400
Fax: 619-671-9292

General Dynamics Global Imaging Technologies
7603 Saint Andrews Ave, Suite H
San Diego, CA 92154

Our fundamental mission is to ensure the continued precision performance of your cameras in the field.

Our products and solutions play mission critical roles in some of the harshest environments across all domains. Customers depend on these maintenance services for their rugged reliability and performance in the field.

Our Customer Service operation works closely with users to maximize the, performance, reliability and up time of our mission critical imaging systems. We have established long term relationships with defense, homeland, commercial and international communities for logistics, support and depot.


Vector-20 Pan-Tilt System Datasheet



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Payload 4-20 lbs (1.8 - 9 kg)
Pan Speed 0.01 to 60 ˚/sec
Pan Angle 360˚ continuous
Tilt Speed 0.01 to 60 ˚/sec
Tilt Angle -90˚ to +60˚
Stabilization <2 mrad RMS
Position Accuracy ±0.1˚
Position Repeatability ±0.02˚
Resolution 0.005˚
Duty Cycle 100% in each axis
Continuous Torque 450 oz-in @ 24 VDC
Backlash None