Compact Gyro-Stabilized Platform - CSM 40

The CSM 40 is part of our new Gyro Mount generation, which is extra small and cost efficient. Our CSM 40 is a compact gyro-stabilized platform which is especially manufactured for the future. The compact design and highly functional modularity enable a powerful mounting system, which is particularly suitable for ultralight aircraft and drones. The CSM 40 is the successor of the CSM 130.  

Because Gyro Stabilization makes a difference

The three axes gimbal dynamically stabilizes sensors like cameras, LiDAR's and other surveying equipment. The gyro stabilization ensures perfectly aligned and pin-sharp images. The CSM 40 electromechanical gimbal system compensates for roll, pitch and drift movements in real-time for the best possible data acquisition quality.

Compact design and high efficiency

The gyro stabilized platform combines minimum dimensions (length: 290 mm/ width: 275 mm/ height: 121 mm) and minimum weight (5.2 kg which can be further reduced if necessary) and is designed for single medium format cameras and sensors.

On top of the Mount you will find the new simplified and redesigned control panel. The panel includes an interface port with 2x RS 232 serial interfaces and an USB-port. Here you can connect with our SOMAG Mount Control App, which enables lots of control and set up benefits.

Important Facts

Control Panel

  • USB Port 
  • Interface port with 2x RS 232 serial interfaces
  • no external control panel necessary

Compatible with

  • Multispectral cameras
  • Hyperspectral cameras
  • LiDAR systems
  • Radar Systems
  • Mapping systems
  • Hybrid Mapping systems
  • Surveillance systems
  • Applanix FMS
  • any other FMS is possible
  • external IMU

Benefits of Gyro Stabilization

CSM 40 Accessories

Compact Stabilization Mount CSM 40

Compact Mount 40
Payload of 0 to 15 kg
New Control Panel
Mass of 5.2 kg


  • Drastic reduction of angular rates
    » Image motion reduction
  • Electromechanical gimbal system
    » high stiffness
  • Passive Vibration Isolation Ring
    » decoupling of high frequency oscillations
  • Leveling option
    » possibility of using external IMU data
  • Independent operation
    » without external IMU possible
  • Applied standards:
    » EUROCAE-14G, RTCA/DO-160G, ISO 7137 2006/42/EC machinery


Angular stabilization ranges1

  • Pitch - at 0° roll: ≤±15.0°
  • Roll - at 0° pitch: ≤±15.0°
  • Yaw (drift): ≤±25.0°

Residual angular rate1

  • ≤0.5°/s rms

Residual deviation1

  • Without IMU support with feature 'Performance Boost': ≤0.3° rms
  • With IMU support2: ≤0.08° rms


  • RS 232 / USB

Operational voltage

  • 28 VDC (24...30 VDC)

Power consumption at 28 VDC

  • 30 W rms / Peak 90 W

Recommended pre-fuse

  • 5 Amp fuse

Operating Temperature

  • -15 °C...+55 °C
  • +5 °F...+131 °F

Storage Temperature

  • -40 °C...+85 °C
  • -40 °F...+185 °F

Usable Diameter

  • Ø130 mm / Ø5.1 in


  • 0...15 kg
  • 0...33.1 lb


  • 5.2 kg
  • 11.5 lb

Dimensions CSM 40
(regular leveling positions)

  • Length: 290 mm/11.4 in
  • Width: 275 mm/10.8 in
  • Height3: 121 mm/4.7 in

Applied Standards

  • RTCA DO-160-G, EUROCAE-14G, ISO 7137, 2006/42/EC Machinery


*Preliminary data, subject to change

1 Vehicle angular motion <10°/s with typical data acquisition profile frequency spectrum

2 Deviation from perpendicular depends on accuracy of used IMU

3 Payload installation level: 110 mm/4.3 in
   Minimum: 86 mm/3.4 in
   Maximum: 134 mm/5.3 in

Software Features

  • Leveling Offset: adjustment of the Mount virtual horizon
  • End Stop Limits: adjustment of the Mount movement range
  • Block Axis: blocks one Mount axis
  • Status/Analysis: logging and analyzing functions in SOMAG Mount Control App
  • IMU Installation Position on Vehicle Frame: adjustment of horizontal IMU position
  • Top- and Bottom position: Mount moves to highest and lowest vertical position
  • RTP off: disables mechanical initialization end stop routine movement procedure
  • Installation Direction: adjustment of Mount horizontal installation direction
  • Extended Temperature Range: -35° C
  • AUX port: enables communication to 3rd party interface

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