Marine Gyro Stabilizer - RSM 400

In addition to the devices for the airborne sector, SOMAG AG Jena develops and manufactures a range of Gyro Stabilization Mounts specifically for marine and land applications to perfectly stabilize cameras, scanners and antennas in extreme harsh environments.

Because Gyro Stabilization makes a difference

The two axes gimbals compensate roll and pitch motions of boats, ships Unmanned/ Autonomous Surface Vessels and buoys caused by the waves.

The device also stabilizes roll and pitch motions of any kind of terrestrial vehicle caused by uneven terrain. The real-time stabilization ensures high quality data capturing and pin-sharp images and provides a stabilized field of view of the panoramic environment.

Gyro-stabilized platform for use on terrestrial and marine vehicles

The RSM 400 is the smallest gyro-stabilized platform of the marine and land series. The innovative round shape of this sensor mounting system is particularly suitable for surveillance and surveying sensors. Photogrammetric devices can be used with the marine gyro stabilization mount as well as surveillance cameras or pan and tilt units.

We designed and manufactured a compact Gyro Stabilization Mount which is especially made for the use in a harsh environment. Therefore the RSM 400 is dust-, salt- and splash-water resistant.  High quality materials and a robust build guarantee an effective use of this mounting system.

The RSM 400 lifts a payload up to 15 kg. By installing additional heating elements, an operation down to - 35°C can be realized.

This gyro stabilizer has the same electronical interface as all other SOMAG stabilization devices. It can read in external IMU data and can be control via SOMAG Mount Control App.

The application possibilities are manifold.

Possible Land Applications:

  • Mobile mapping and scanning
  • Chemical detection
  • Border protection
  • Mining vehicles

Possible Marine Applications:

  • Harbour safety
  • Coastal surveillance
  • Gas and oil rigs security
  • Collision avoidance systems on USVs and ships
  • Offshore survey

You need a gimbal system for higher payloads? Have a look at our latest innovation OSM 4000!

Important Facts

Compatible with

  • 360° cameras
  • Thermal imaging cameras
  • Infrared cameras
  • Video cameras
  • Hyperspectral cameras
  • Laser scanners
  • Antennas

Field of Application

  • Marine
  • Land

Key Features

  • high quality mobile data capturing
  • ruggedized Mount for harsh environments
  • IP 67: dust- and (salt-) water resistant
  • operation down to - 35°C possible

Gyro-stabilized platform for marine and land

gyro-stabilized platform for maritime applications
gyro-stabilized platform for maritime applications
Payload up to15 kg
Payload up to 15 kg
Marine Gyro Stabilizer with a mass of 6.6 kg
Mass of 6.6 kg
Usable Mounting Space 286 mm
Usable Mounting Space 286 mm


  • IP Class
  • » IP 67
  • Drastic reduction of angular rates
    » Image motion reduction
  • Electromechanical gimbal system
    » high stiffness
  • Leveling option
    » possibility of using external IMU data
  • Independent operation
    » without external IMU possible
  • Digital control system with integrated electronics
  • Applied standards:


Angular stabilization ranges1

  • Pitch - at 0° roll: ≤±15.5°
  • Roll - at 0° pitch: ≤±15.5°
  • Yaw (drift): no drift correction

Residual deviation from perpendicular1

  • Without IMU support with feature 'Performance Boost': ≤0.5° rms
  • With IMU support2: ≤0.2° rms


  • RS 422

IP class

  • IP 67


  • 0...15 kg
  • 0...33.1 lb

Operational Voltage

  • 28 VDC (24...30 VDC)

Power Consumption at 28 VDC

  • 70 W rms/Peak 130 W

Recommended Pre-fuse

  • 7.5 Amp fuse

Operating Temperature

  • -30 °C ... +55 °C
  • -22 °F ... +131 °F

Storage temperature

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

Usable mounting space

  • Ø286 mm
  • Ø11.3 in


  • 6.6 kg
  • 14.5 lb

Dimensions RSM 400
(regular leveling position)

  • Diameter Ø335 mm/Ø13.2 in
  • Height3:156.5 mm/6.2 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 Minimum: 132.5 mm/5.2 in
   Maximum: 180.5 mm/7.1 in

Software Features

  • End Stop Limits: adjustment of the Mount movement range
  • 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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