Accession Number : ADA131146

Title :   The Application of Colorgraphic Techniques to the Determination of Indirect Fire Weapons Aiming Point Strategies.

Descriptive Note : Final summary rept. 30 Dec 80-30 Sep 81,

Corporate Author : GEORGIA INST OF TECH ATLANTA SCHOOL OF INDUSTRIAL AND SYSTEMS ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s) : Callahan,Leslie G , Jr ; Sweeney,John G , Jr

PDF Url : ADA131146

Report Date : Nov 1981

Pagination or Media Count : 53

Abstract : This research was directed at the utilization of computer-based Decision Support System (DSS) technologies for the generation of aiming point strategies for dynamic indirect fire weapons firing at irregularly shaped target complexes. DSS technology offers an effective human-computer symbiosis in the generation of near optimal solutions to otherwise untractable problems. The project has resulted in the development of a methodology which uses colorgraphic display on a chromatics CG-1999 terminal with an internal Z-80 microprocessor. The operator can use a light pen to enter target areas of a desired shape, and individual coordinate locations for up to nine weapons. Using internally recorded ballistic data, the operator can then superimpose upon the target area a 95% confidence area ellipse for the expected point of impact and lethal area for each weapon until a solution is found for maximum area coverage. Once a solution is determined, the aiming point grid(s) for each weapon is computed. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Rockets, *Artillery, *Indirect fire, *Area coverage, *Aiming, *Weapon system effectiveness, *Computerized simulation, *Computer programs, *Computer graphics, Weapons, Microprocessors, Impact point, Display systems, Man computer interface, Grids, Targeting, Position finding, Targets, Shape, Graphs, Flow charting, Plotting, Pattern recognition, Decision making, Target acquisition, Probability, Optimization

Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software
      Computer Hardware
      Guns
      Rockets

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE