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Curtiss-Wright Aiming and Stabilization System Demonstration

September 01, 2010

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This video shows the components of a Aiming and Stabilization System and illustrates how these components are used together to ensure precision and reliability.

The Aiming and Stabilization system is comprised of several components:

  • The Rotary Drive
    • Transmission of rotary movements for travers or elevation drives
    • Application: traverse drive for turrets up to approximately 20,000 kg
    • Elevation drive for barrels up to approximately 155 mm
  • The Smart Motor Controller
    • Operate ammunition handling system
    • Extremely compact
    • Designed for standard rack 19" wide
    • Designed for multi-axis use
    • Housing for up to 4 smart controllers
    • Integrated EMI filter
    • 2kW output power each axis
  • Gyroscope
    • Measurement of inertial speed for one or two axes to stabilize barrel.
    • Application feedback or feed forward gyro for Turret Drive Stabilization System (TDSS)
  • Hand Controller
    • 1-hand control handle +/- 20 degrees in 2 axis
    • 2-hand control handle +/- 20 degrees in 2 axis
    • Both offer
      • ​Up to 10 sealed switches per handgrip
      • Bus system
      • Dead zone and output signals as required
      • Integrated electronics
      • EMI/ESD filter integrated
  • Twin DRUi 180 & 360
    • Fully digitized power and signal electronics for 2 axes
    • 180 A or 360 A peak current each axes
    • 100 A/270 VDC realized
    • Highly flexible I/O structure
    • Power supply 24 VDC
    • EMI filter integrated
    • MIL-STD-810 ground mobile fulfilled
    • MIL-STD-461 ground army fulfilled
  • The Linear Drive
    • Transmission of linear movements for elevation drives
    • Application: elevation drive for barrels up to approximately 155 mm

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