Ground applications

Multi-axis turrets dedicated to civil or military applications within harsh environmental conditions such as :

  • Missile or aircraft flight path analysis (Microwave, Video, Infrared)
  • Ballistic radar, path tracking
  • RCS measurement of flying targets
  • Electronic war (radar attack simulation)
  • Tracking of a moving satellite
Ground Applications



    • ACC designs, manufactures and installs multi-axis turrets intended for civil applications or applications within harsh environmental conditions
    • 20 years experience in all sectors of turret business
    • European and one of worldwide leaders
    • Proven and recognized numerous achievements in Europe and all over the world
    • Proposal as per various technical data sheets
    • Prompt delivery and installation
    • Customization based on technical specifications

Stong points

    • 100% made in France
    • Prompt and reliable adaptation on customer’s request
    • Turret optimized design thanks to our 3D software and its computing by finite elements module
    • Possibilitity of maintenance contract spreading over 1 or several years
    • After sales service throughout the product life

Application fields

    • Path analysis of missile or aircraft by RF, video camera or thermal camera analysis
    • Ballistic radar, target path tracking
    • RCS (Radar Cross Section)
    • Missile attack simulation
    • Missile counter-measure test
    • Satellite tracking

Operating mode

For target tracking, ACC uses several operating modes :

  • Local mode : direct joystick control
  • Angular deviation mode : the turret is moving in relation to deviation signal processed by a track receiver or a video deviation indicator or an infrared deviation indicator
  • Target setting mode : the turret receives the coordinates of the target to be tracked in a local or global reference
  • Ephemeris mode : the turret follows a pre-estimated theoric path previously downloaded via the supervision interface
  • The turret can be equipped with 1 or several antennas according to frequencies involved
  • The turret can be equipped with 1 or several video or thermal cameras
  • The turret can be either fixed or portable

Product range

  • We supply a wide range of standard products with different versions :

    • Antennas with diameters ranging from Ø1m to Ø6m or more
    • Loads ranging from 50Kg up to 3900Kg

    with 0.1° to 0,01° accuracy



For more information : Tracking turrets

Servo-control system

For each turret, we supply our control units designed and tailored for each application according to the positioner dimension (Electric power)

  • Hardware
    • Compact design 19" rack
    • Electronic power unit with manual control at the front face and emergency stop
    • Unit control with axis position readout
  • Functionalities
    • Existence of various embedded feedback loops
    • Permanent monitoring of the speed validity
    • 2 manual operating modes
      • Direct or fail soft mode
      • Secured standard mode
    • 4 automatic operating modes
      • Local mode
      • Deviation angle mode
      • Target setting mode
      • Ephemeris mode
    • Management of different operating modes
    • Time synchronization compatible with IRIG-B
    • Option :
      • Computer link with the supervision
      • Manual control by control box