Dynamic Gyro Stabilizer - DSM 400

Cost efficient and medium modular gyro stabilizer gain more importance. For this case we proudly present our medium-sized Dynamic Stabilization Mount. Our DSM 400 is the successor of the SSM 270 and contains a lot of new features.

Because Gyro Stabilization makes a difference

The gyro stabilizer dynamically stabilizes sensors like cameras, LiDAR's and other surveying equipment. The gyro stabilization ensures perfectly aligned and pin-sharp images. The DSM 400 electromechanical gimbal system compensates for roll, pitch and drift movements in real-time for the best possible data acquisition quality.

High compatibility

As with all our gyro stabilization platforms, this one is also an open one. This means that it is characterized by its high compatibility as it stabilizes various sensor systems and is not limited to a specific product. Nearly all cameras, scanners, LiDAR'S and FMS can be used with the DSM 400. Like all SOMAG Mounts it can be connected with the most popular Inertial Measurement Units (IMUs).

High class gimbal system for medium format cameras and sensors

The gyro stabilizer offers a usable mounting space of 270 mm and lifts a payload up to 35 kg and is designed to stabilize multiple medium format cameras and sensors. The simplified and redesigned control panel enables easy handling of the device. Via the USB-port the Mount can be connected to the SOMAG Mount Control App for Mount status overview, firmware update and to set up different parameters.

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

DSM 400 Accessories

Gyro Stabilizer for Aerial Imagery

DSM 400
Payload of 35 kg
Diameter of 270 mm
Mass of 14 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: ≤±10.5° 
  • Roll - at 0° pitch: ≤±10.5°
  • 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 120 W

Recommended pre-fuse

  • 15 Amp fuse

Operating temperature

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

Storage temperature

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

Usable diameter

  • Ø270 mm / Ø10.6 in


  • 5...35 kg
  • 11...77.1 lb


  • 14 kg
  • 30.9 lb

(regular leveling positions)

  • Length: 460 mm/18.1 in
  • Width: 430 mm/16.9 in
  • Height4: 165 mm/6.5 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

Minimum payload is based on usage of Passive Vibration Isolation Ring

4 Minimum: 131 mm/5.2 in
   Maximum: 199 mm/7.8 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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