Accession Number : ADD006087

Title :   Terrain Vehicle Contour Measuring and Storage Device.

Descriptive Note : Patent Application,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : McEecknie,John C

Report Date : 11 Apr 1979

Pagination or Media Count : 19

Abstract : The invention employs a quartet of terrain probes to sense the elevation of a terrain surfaces whose profile is being measured and followed. When a gantry, upon which the terrain probes are mounted, moves in the forward direction a left front and right front terrain probe sense the elevation of the terrain surface. Similarly, when the gantry moves in the reverse direction, a left rear and right rear terrain probe sense the elevation of the terrain surface. The analog output signals from the left front and left rear terrain probes are fed into a first shift register which has a plurality of adjacent storage bits, with each adjacent storage bit being a bucket brigade device. Similarly, the analog output signals fron the right front and right rear terrain probes are fed into a second shift register. The number of adjacent storage bits of the first and second shift registers is determined by the carrier vehicle being simulated by the invention, with each storage bit representing a whell of the simulated carrier vehicle.

Descriptors :   *Patent applications, *Training devices, *Ground vehicles, Military training, Computerized simulation, Terrain following

Subject Categories : Humanities and History
      Surface Transportation and Equipment

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE