General Dynamics’ precision pan-tilt systems combine our high power DC torque motors and high accuracy resolvers directly coupled to the payload for maintenance free operation with zero backlash. With a payload capacity of up to 50 pounds and optional cradle and arm support, the Vector-50 is ideally suited for multi-sensor platforms. The integrated 16 bit resolver is directly coupled to each axis for superior control and accuracy, making it ideal for long-range electro-optical and infrared camera systems.

  • Direct drive brushless torque motors
  • 16 bit high accuracy resolver technology
  • 360° continuous pan angle
  • Smooth low speed motion to 0.01°/sec
  • Marine package (optional)
  • Gyro-stabilization (optional)

Product Details

Built-in control electronics and software provide precise, smooth motion at all speeds. An integrated slip ring is standard on every unit, providing continuous rotation in the pan axis. The Vector-50 is also available with optional inertial gyro-stabilization, making it ideal for shipboard mounting, ground-based mast mounting and many other applications requiring dynamic position control.


  • Direct drive technology provides maintenance-free operation with zero backlash
  • High resolution and precision, allow for long-range pointing accuracy and stability
  • Precise and smooth operation at all speeds
  • Low cost of ownership
  • Supports Multi-Sensor payloads up to 50 pounds (22.7 kg)

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-50 System Datasheet



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Operating Voltage 16-32 VDC
Operating Temperature -40˚C to +70˚C (-40˚F to +158˚F)
Pan Speed 0.01 to 300°/sec
Pan Angle Continuous
Tilt Speed 0.01 to 300°/sec
Tilt Angle Various (±50°, ±60°, ±75°)
Resolution 0.005°
Position Repeatability ±0.01°
Position Accuracy ±0.1°
Backlash None
Payload 50 lbs (22.7 kg)
Continuous Torque (2000 oz-in @ 48 VDC optional)
Weight 37 lbs
Environmentally Sealed IP67
Gyro-Stabilization <1.0 milliradian RMS