Accession Number : AD0750363

Title :   Experiment to Assess Capabilities of an Automated Small Arms Test Facility,

Corporate Author : ARMY INFANTRY BOARD FORT BENNING GA

Personal Author(s) : Phillips,Alan B. ; Jones,Robert M.

Report Date : 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 15

Abstract : A detailed analytical investigation led to the establishment of 28 measures of effectiveness (MOE) which must be addressed in any rifle test. The same analysis also clearly indicated that no single test bed would suffice. Accordingly, three test facilities were constructed as part of the study. This range was designed to be fully automated to include target control, data collection and storage, and data analysis. This paper is concerned only with field firing performance of Infantry rifles and consists of three sections. Section I, Methodology, summarizes the analytical approach pointing to the requirement for three test facilities. Section 2 discusses the Defense Range, particularly the testing performed to evaluate the capabilities of such a sophisticated facility. Section 3 consists of a conclusion. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*SMALL ARMS, *TEST FACILITIES), RIFLES, ARMY PERSONNEL, PERFORMANCE(HUMAN), TEST METHODS, RANGES(FACILITIES), FIRING TESTS(ORDNANCE), INSTRUMENTATION

Subject Categories : Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods
      Guns

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE