Moog has taken their expertise in high performance motion control components and elevated it in offering assemblies that combine many components into an integrated assembly. The single-axis gimbal stage combines our matrix DC brushless direct drive motor and slip ring solutions with encoder, precision bearings and structure. Moog’s gimbal stage is designed to support most payloads without the need for an external bearing system, thus reducing set-up time, minimizing system space and weight, simplifying the installation process. Install the rotary gimbal stage to your payload, connect your servo-amplifier and source power, tune the stage per the instructions provided with your servo-amplifier and operate. Moog can recommend a source for servo-amplifiers or provide an external enclosure with the servo amplifier as an option.
The gimbal stage’s physical configuration includes a bore. This allows for the installation of either a RF rotary joint, fiber optic rotary joint, optics pass, air channel or other device for operation in various systems. Also the bore allows Moog to upgrade a fielded gimbal stage to pass multiple high speed data channels as dictated by future system requirements without major redesign. For example, Moog can install a fiber optic rotary joint in the bore and provide data converters, media converters and / or multiplexers as a complete solution. This allows for easy and inexpensive upgrades, thus minimizing life cycle costs.
This gimbal stage is designed to be customized for unique applications without requiring major development expense. Moog has systems and components engineers in place to support your needs.
- Electro-optical / infrared sensor suites
- Radar and lidar pedestals
- Active countermeasures systems
- Airborne, vehicular and stationary platforms
- Vision systems