Accession Number : ADA018107

Title :   Improved Cobra Armament System Video Scoring.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 1 Jul 73-30 Jun 74,

Corporate Author : YUMA PROVING GROUND ARIZ

Personal Author(s) : Mitchell,James N. ; Weeks,Leo J. ; Skinner,Mike ; Sanborn,John

Report Date : 22 JUL 1975

Pagination or Media Count : 37

Abstract : This report covers the systems analysis, design, integration and testing of the Video Scoring System developed by U.S. Army Yuma Proving Ground in support of Improved Cobra Armament System (ICAS) testing. Previous testing of aircraft armament fire control systems has been questioned because no adequate means of determining the effect of gunner tracking accuracy on overall weapon system accuracy was available. This report discusses the problem, explores some alternative approaches, and describes a successful solution to the problem which has been implemented at U.S. Army Yuma Proving Ground. Follow-on implications are also discussed.

Descriptors :   *Helicopters, *Gunships, *Optical tracking, *Gunnery trainers, Inertial systems, Stabilized platforms, Video recording, Fire control systems, Television display systems, Tracking cameras, Firing tests(Ordnance), Computer programs

Subject Categories : Helicopters
      Fire Control and Bombing Systems

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE