The General Dynamics two-axis gimbal is designed to sustain environmental and performance requirements typical of unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) sensor systems. The gimbal contains compact direct drive brushless DC motors, high-precision rotary encoders, precision ball bearings and optional solid-state gyroscopic sensors.

Product Details

An optically-coated aluminum mirror or alternative optical payload is supported on either side by a one-piece yoke comprising the elevation axis assembly. The azimuth motor and encoder are contained in a black anodized aluminum base. Precision ball bearings in duplex configurations maximize radial and axial stiffness in both axes while ensuring smooth, low friction and reliable service.

An optional digital control system can be configured for a wide variety of electronic interfaces and operational modes including vector scanning and line-of-sight stabilization. The hardware consists of a 16-bit 150 MHz Digital Signal Processor (DSP) and 16-bit dual Digital-to-Analog Converters (DAC). Serial flash allows for in-the-field code updates.

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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.


Two-Axis Gimbal Datasheet



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Weight 3.2 lbs
Envelope 4.5” diameter x 8.0” H
Input Beam 3.0” at 45° AOI
Clear Aperture 3.0” x 4.8” elliptical mirror
Travel Mechanical azimuth: ±45°
Mechanical elevation: ±45°
Vibration 25g RMS random 10 to 2000 Hz
Shock 25g, 11 ms, terminal sawtooth
Power Supply 28V DC / 110 VAC