Accession Number : AD0282257

Title :   GYROSCOPIC AIMING DEVICE FOR A SELF-PROPELLED ARTILLERY WEAPON.

Descriptive Note : Final engineering rept.,

Corporate Author : GENERAL PRECISION INC LITTLE FALLS N J KEARFOTT DIV

Personal Author(s) : Sputz,J. P.

Report Date : MAR 1962

Pagination or Media Count : 114

Abstract : The gyroscopic aiming device (GYRAD) was designed and developed to meet the need for a faster and more accurate method of orienting and laying artillery in azimuth and elevation. Designed to be mounted on a non-rigid base, it is automatic, self-contained and requires no external information other than an approximate indication of latitude. The GYRAD was designed to lay an artillery weapon in azimuth within + or -1 mil at a latitude of 45 deg. At any latitude between 75 deg North and 75 deg South, the system operates effectively and provides reliable data. The GYRAD consists of four major components: stable platform control electronics, power supply, and control panel. A brief description of each of these components is given. (Author)

Descriptors :   *GYROSCOPES, *GYROSCOPIC SIGHTS, *SELF PROPELLED GUNS, ACCELEROMETERS, ANALOG COMPUTERS, AUTOMATIC, AZIMUTH, COMPASSES, CONTROL PANELS, DESIGN, ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT, INSTRUMENTATION, POWER SUPPLIES, TESTS

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE