Stabilized Platforms

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With over 30 years of mechatronics expertise in motion simulation, iXblue stands out as an independent leader in platform stabilization and pan&tilt solutions, producing a range of highly reliable and accurate stabilized platforms sensitive to both customer’s needs and budget requirements. All of our stabilized platforms can be fitted on naval and land systems and are ITAR-FREE.

Products

Ceos is a two-axis stabilized platform designed to carry single payloads on-the-move and in harsh environments. Used for situational awareness, security and surveillance applications, Ceos light-weight platform guarantees sharp images and/or videos by providing reliable stabilization to the most modern medium-weight integrated optical sensors packages
Neos is a two-axis platform designed to carry multiple payloads on-the-move and in harsh environments. Used for situational awareness, security and surveillance applications, Neos offers a versatile platform that enables multiple optical sensors packages to provide sharp images and/or videos. It can be mast-mounted or embarked on a mobile platform.
Leos is a two-axis platform designed to keep performance of optronic sensors on-the-move whatever the movement of the platforms and in harsh environments. Used for observation, reconnaissance and targeting applications, Leos achieves ultimate Line Of Sight stabilization. Thanks to the integration of high-grade gyroscopes coupled to advanced algorithms, Leos maintains medium-weight optronic sensors’ performance, detection, reconnaissance and identification capabilities. As of today, two models are available and provide various degrees of gyrostabilization according to customers’ needs.
Osiris is a single-axis platform designed to carry RF flat panels on-the-move and in harsh environments. Used for both surveillance and communication applications, Osiris ensures panoramic reconnaissance capability by providing quick rotation and fixed positioning of AESA RADAR antennas. Mast-mounted or embarked on mobile platforms, Osiris compensates slow motions to ensure panoramic reconnaissance.

Unrivaled Performance and Robustness

iXblue refuses technological compromise when it comes to choosing between performance and critical requirements for demanding land usage. High level R&D investment allows iXblue’s solutions to meet the highest Line-Of-Sight (LOS) accuracy while being compliant with the most extreme operation conditions.

  Osiris Osiris Ceos Ceos Neos Neos Leos L5 Leos L5 Leos L7 Leos L7
Axis number 1 2 2 2 2
Gyrostabilized line of sight <1 mrad <1 mrad <1 mrad <100 µrad <20 µrad
Type of payload (#pieces) 1 1 1, 2 or 3 1 1
Nominal payload (ground fixed system) (up to /kg) 50 30 60 40 40
Nominal payload (ground mobile system) (up to /kg) 30 15 40 20 20
Position accuracy (°) Azimuth ≤ 0.05 Azimuth ≤ 0.05 / Elevation ≤ 0.01 ≤ 0.01 ≤ 0.01 ≤ 0.01
Angular speed (up to °/sec) 180 60 60 120 120
Angular acceleration (up to °/sec²) 200 60 90 150 150
Dimensions (mm) 550 x 220 x 290 320 x 165 x 385 250 x 285 x 535 (with bridge) 500 x 500 (diameter) 500 x 500 (diameter)
Weight (kg) 22 12 24 45 45
 
  Osiris Osiris Ceos Ceos Neos Neos Leos L5 Leos L5 Leos L7 Leos L7
Axis number 1 2 2 2 2
Gyrostabilized line of sight <1 mrad <1 mrad <1 mrad <100 µrad <20 µrad
Type of payload (#pieces) 1 1 1, 2 or 3 1 1
Nominal payload (ground fixed system) (up to /kg) 50 30 60 40 40
Nominal payload (ground mobile system) (up to /kg) 30 15 40 20 20
Position accuracy (°) Azimuth ≤ 0.05 Azimuth ≤ 0.05 / Elevation ≤ 0.01 ≤ 0.01 ≤ 0.01 ≤ 0.01
Angular speed (up to °/sec) 180 60 60 120 120
Angular acceleration (up to °/sec²) 200 60 90 150 150
Dimensions (mm) 550 x 220 x 290 320 x 165 x 385 250 x 285 x 535 (with bridge) 500 x 500 (diameter) 500 x 500 (diameter)
Weight (kg) 22 12 24 45 45
 

Highly Scalable and
Easy-to-use Solutions

iXblue’s systems have strong hardware, software and interface commonalities, allowing for great savings in terms of integration, installation, configuration management, logistics, training and maintenance costs. This also results in a greater flexibility to dimension the product according to the payload type, weight and size.

Combat-proven in Harsh Environments

Our stabilized platforms are trusted by numerous armies and navies worldwide. They have been used for operations in diverse and harsh environments, such as the arid and steep terrains of Afghanistan.

Off-the-shelf or Tailor-made

Operating in vast streches of mountains and rugged valleys is a challenge when it comes to maintaining satellite communications. In Afghanistan, iXblue brought its gyrostabilization expertise to Thales Communication and Security to deliver over 30 hybrid orientation systems: including an Antenna Control Unit (ACU) and a positioner, the challenge was to create a perfect mechanic and electronic symbiosis able to ensure the beam pointing around the azimuthal axis with high bandwidth and low friction.