Accession Number : AD0634917

Title :   LASER APPLICATION AVIATION ORDNANCE STUDY.

Descriptive Note : Final technical rept.,

Corporate Author : KOLLSMAN INSTRUMENT CORP ELMHURST N Y

Personal Author(s) : Steinhacker, Mark

Report Date : MAR 1966

Pagination or Media Count : 132

Abstract : A laser system applicable to a airborne and ground weapon simulation training missions was developed and demonstrated. A full range weapon simulation system was designed in sufficient detail to allow fabrication of a demonstration system. The laser head assembly of this system, which is an Yttrium Aluminum Garnet (YAG) unit operating at 1.065 microns and ten pulses per second continuous, was subjected to complete operational environmental tests. It was demonstrated to be capable of exceeding the requirements of MIL-E-5400, MIL-E-5272, MIL-STD-810. The unit was shown to operate under longitudinal shocks of 650 g's. A self-contained silicon photodetector operating at maximum range signal levels was used to monitor all tests. Eye safety was thoroughly investigated and safe operational procedures are given. Recommendations for future laser weapon simulator effort are included. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*LASERS, *GUNNERY TRAINERS), (*WEAPON SYSTEMS, SIMULATION), NAVAL AIRCRAFT, ORDNANCE, TRAINING DEVICES, SAFETY

Subject Categories : Lasers and Masers
      Fire Control and Bombing Systems

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE