Accession Number : ADA018064

Title :   Naval Gunfire Accuracy Validation Program (San Clemente Island Installation),

Corporate Author : NAVAL SURFACE WEAPONS CENTER DAHLGREN LAB VA

Personal Author(s) : Greenwald,Spencer F. ; Borowsky,Michael S.

Report Date : AUG 1975

Pagination or Media Count : 62

Abstract : The development of a laser rangefinder based instrumentation system for use in analyzing the accuracy of Naval gunfire is described. This system was installed at the San Clemente Island Shore Bomdardment Area to provide accurate fall of shot and ship position data for use in analysing ballistic accuracy and ship navigation. The system has been used to simplify the conduct of ship exercises and to support technical evaluations of new weapon systems. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Naval gunnery, *Gunfire, *Lasers, *Range finding, Accuracy, Terminal ballistics, Pacific Ocean Islands, Ranges(Facilities), Naval guns, Lightweight, Firing tests(Ordnance), Naval training, Hazards, Safety, Naval research, Naval vessels, Azimuth, Binoculars, Telescopes, Electronic recording systems, Validation

Subject Categories : Lasers and Masers
      Fire Control and Bombing Systems
      Ballistics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE