String Reel Target Manipulation Systems

String Reel Target Manipulation System
String reel target manipulation systems are used to support targets for low frequency Radar Cross Section (RCS) measurements. Three sizes of string reel positioners are used to handle various loads ranging from scaled models up to full size targets. A typical application requires 3 - 16 string reel positioners.

Main Features

  • Continuous & Peak Loads of 500 to 3,000 lbs (227 to 1361 kg)
  • Absolute Read-Out
  • Teflon-Coated Strings Reduce Wear & Friction
  • Operated by Standard Power & Control Equipment
  • Precision Heavy Duty Bearings
  • Fully Enclosed Design of Drive Gear Train & Data Take-Off
  • Wide Variety of Available Options
  • Equipped with Tachometer for Speed Regulation & Control


  • RCS Measurements
  • Manipulation of Calibration Targets in Anechoic Chambers

Related Services

ORBIT/FR offers different levels of service plans, including factory and extended warranties, software support, and preventive maintenance as well as training services. 
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