Autonomous, self leveling, self correcting stabilized platform

  • US 6,611,662 B1
  • Filed: 05/26/2000
  • Issued: 08/26/2003
  • Est. Priority Date: 05/28/1999
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. A stabilized platform comprising:

  • a payload platform for supporting an article to be stabilized;

    a base;

    a stabilizing system connected between the payload platform and the base, the stabilizing system including means for moving the payload platform with respect to the base about two different axes for providing the payload platform with stabilization in two dimensions;

    a first sensor package for determining, in two transverse directions, motion of a moving object on which the stabilized platform is mounted;

    a second sensor package comprising sensor means for sensing a position of the payload platform and for providing information based on the position of the payload platform relative to a predetermined position; and

    a control system connected to the means for moving for stabilizing the platform in response to information provided by the first sensor package and the second sensor package, wherein the second sensor package is fixed to the payload platform, and the first sensor package is fixed with respect to the base.

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