Accession Number : ADA119261

Title :   Fire Control all Weather (Pointing Angle Measurement System (PAMS)).

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 26 Oct 77-30 Apr 82,

Corporate Author : ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD MATERIEL TESTING DIRECTORATE

Personal Author(s) : Harley,Samuel F ; Schimminger,Joseph P

PDF Url : ADA119261

Report Date : Aug 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 141

Abstract : The requirement for all weather fire control instrumentation for use in testing gun air defense weapon systems resulted in the development of a pointing angle measurement system (PAMS) using video correlation and centroid tracking techniques. The development and testing of PAMS was supervised by the Materiel Testing Directorate (MTD) of Aberdeen Proving Ground (APG) during the period from October 1977 to April 1982. A description of the system's theory of operation and software techniques is included in the report. The report concludes that: the tracking accuracy of PAMS within the constraints of track point definition is within the + or - mrad specified for the system; PAMS does not reliably track targets at rates above 54 degrees/sec; and PAMS can be successfully integrated into air defense systems testing. It is recommended that: PAMS be used on all tests of gun air defense weapon system; additional modification be made to PAMS to improve its tracking rates and limited conditions of visibility. Further accuracy tests are also recommended for PAMS. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Fire control system components, Gun directors, Electrooptics, Gun air defense systems, All weather, Targets, Antiaircraft fire control systems, Gimbals, Accuracy, Tracking, Algorithms, Computer programming

Subject Categories : Antiaircraft Defense Systems
      Fire Control and Bombing Systems
      Guns

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE