The COBRA Gimbal is a 3DOF (az, el, thrust) pointing mechanism that implements the Canfield Joint carpal-wrist design to provide precise, full-hemisphere pointing capability. The COBRA uses a precision-manufactured parallel linkage joint system to provide high repeatability and high precision with low size, weight, and power (SWaP) impacts. It also provides continuous, singularity-free pointing without inducing cable twist/wrap – at the same time eliminating slip rings.
Our COBRA Gimbal mechanism can be readily scaled and customized to fulfill your mission requirements.
Mass 276 g
Pointing Resolution ≥ 276 arc-sec
Repeatability ≤ ± 276 arc-sec
Stowed Footprint 113 mm ø
Stowed Height 29 mm
Mass 491 g
Pointing Resolution ≥ 3 arc-sec
Repeatability ≤ ± 237 arc-sec
Stowed Footprint 165 mm ø
Stowed Height 40 mm
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