Accession Number : ADA140369

Title :   A Preliminary Investigation on the Application of Robotics to Missile Fire Control.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY MISSILE COMMAND REDSTONE ARSENAL AL GUIDANCE AND CONTROL DIRECTORATE

Personal Author(s) : McIngvale,P H ; Sherrill,A D ; Herring,J W

PDF Url : ADA140369

Report Date : Nov 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 31

Abstract : This report explores the possible applications of artificial intelligence and robotics to Army fire control problems. A candidate robotics system is presented and its development is detailed. The system is a ground Remote Target Acquisition/Designation System which would be developed in stages and would make use of technology existing in HELLFIRE, FOG-M, and other related systems. It is intended to evolve from a relatively simple surveillance and designation system to an essentially autonomous fire control system. It has the advantages of removing the soldier to a less hazardous position, allowing the operator(s) to oversee the operation of many robotic forward observers, and allowing the acquisition and designation of many robotic forward observers, and allowing the acquisition and designation of targets over a wide area. In the latter evolutionary stages, the system should be equipped with weapons and be autonomous or semi-autonomous. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Robotics, *Artificial intelligence, *Guided missiles, *Guided projectiles, *Fire control systems, Automation, Observers, Remote systems, Target acquisition, Target designators, Targets, Tracking, Laser target designators, Laser guidance, Air to surface missiles, Schematic diagrams, Robots

Subject Categories : Surface-launched Guided Missiles
      Ammunition and Explosives
      Fire Control and Bombing Systems
      Bionics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE