Accession Number : ADD006937

Title :   Electrooptic Infantry Weapons Trainer.

Descriptive Note : Patent Application,


Personal Author(s) : Marshall,Albert H ; Shaw,Bon F ; Towle,Herbert C ; Riorden,Thomas ; Siragusa,George A

Report Date : 19 Dec 1979

Pagination or Media Count : 102

Abstract : This document discloses an electro-optic infantry weapons training system for simulating the firing of a quintet of weapons at a visual target which appears upon a screen. A quintet of trainee riflemen, each of whom is holding a weapon, aim and fire the weapons at the visual target. A visual projector projects upon the screen a background scene including the visual target, while an infrared projector simultaneously projects upon the screen an infrared target. Each weapon includes a sensor element for sensing the infrared target whenever the weapon is correctly aimed at the visual target. The sensor elements are connected in a unique combination with sensor circuits, enable circuits, and an interface circuit so as to provide to a microprocessor computer and an eight-bit microcomputer data words which indicate whether each of the quintet of trainee riflemen have scored a hit upon the visual target. The microprocessor computer then supplies a message to a voice unit so as to indicate to an instructor and each of the quintet of trainee riflemen whether the trainee rifleman has scored a hit upon the visual target.

Descriptors :   *Patent applications, *Training devices, Infantry, Rifles, Simulation, Electrooptics, Infrared signatures, Visual targets, Trainees, Motion picture film, Microprocessors

Subject Categories : Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE