Accession Number : ADD004650

Title :   Remote Target Hit Monitoring System.

Descriptive Note : Patent Application,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Berke,Herbert

Report Date : 10 Nov 1977

Pagination or Media Count : 20

Abstract : A marksman training system is disclosed as including a translucent diffuser target screen adapted for producing a bright spot on the rear surface thereof in response to receiving a laser light beam on the front side thereof that was fired from a laser rifle. A television camera scans the rear side of said target screen and produces a composite signal representing the position of the light spot on the rear surface thereof, after which said composite signal is broken into its X and Y Cartesian component signals and a video signal by a conventional television signal processor. Said X and Y component signals consist of numbers of pulses which are shaped and then uniquely counted by digital counters, stored in registers, and converted to a pair of analog voltage signals proportional thereto by digital-to-analog converters. A target recorder reads out said pair of analog voltage signals as a point, the location of which is comparable to the location on the aforesaid screen where it was hit by said light beam. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Patent applications, *Target position indicators, *Remote detectors, *Laser beams, Laser tracking, Training devices, Diffusers, Display systems, Television cameras, Hit probabilities, Simulation, Digital to analog converters, Recording systems

Subject Categories : Lasers and Masers
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Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE