Aerospace and Defense Positioning Equipment

Primatics is a recognized Aerospace motion provider in the US and around the globe. The work we do with our military and aerospace partners keeps us on the cutting edge of Custom Solutions. Our motion products and systems are used for positioning, observation, exploration, testing, analysis, inspection, imaging, deposition, metrology and sample collection/management.

Whether it’s a custom system or a standard stage, a single axis of motion or a complex multi-axis mechanism, Primatics delivers solutions for any motion task – regardless of scope.

In collaboration with MIT and Lincoln Labs, this Primatics precision gimbal was integrated into the ground telescope terminal of NASA’s Lunar Lasercom Communication System. The ground terminal communicated directly with LADEE, the Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer in space.

Our dedication to bringing you the best solutions available, is evident in our product performance and repeatability. All of our positioning equipment, products and systems, large and small, are designed to run 24/7, 365 days a year.

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Below are some of the specifications required of our gimbal.

  • Elevation Travel: 90 degrees
  • Azimuth Travel: 240 degrees
  • Payload: 1500 lbs
  • Repeatability: 1.25 arc-sec
  • Resolution: 0.24 arc-sec
  • Speed: 0.18 rpm (1deg/sec)
  • Velocity Stability: 0.5%
Optical telescope gimbal 1500 pound load capacity