Southern Research is an established leader in the development of mirrored gimbal assemblies for specialized military applications. These assemblies are ideal platforms for directed energy programs and multi-sensor imaging because they allow multiple sensors to look through a single moving aperture. Our skilled engineers offer extensive experience in developing diverse systems ranging from small fast-scanning systems to larger mirrored systems designed primarily for stabilization of laser and Electro-Optical/Infrared (EO/IR) image collection.
Examples of our advanced mirrored gimbal assemblies include:
The Standoff Precision Identification in 3 Dimensions (SPI-3D) gimbal was developed by Southern Research to support the Defense Advanced Research Project Agency’s (DARPA) prototype development of a UAV-borne image scanning and stabilization system suitable for high-altitude reconnaissance. Southern Research developed a two-axis gimbal with custom interface electronics to support the special requirements of SPI-3D.
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