Accession Number : ADD007316

Title :   A Method and Apparatus for Boresighting an Aircraft.

Descriptive Note : Patent Application,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Bates, Jack ; Petersen, Gary L ; Ayler, Steven E

Report Date : 28 Apr 1980

Pagination or Media Count : 15

Abstract : An apparatus and method for boresighting an aircraft while it is on board an aircraft carrier is disclosed. Strapdown gyro triads are attached to pre-selected points on the aircraft and the item to be boresighted, and an electronics package containing a digital computer transforms the resulting cosine matrices. The operator reads a display and makes the necessary manual adjustments. (Author)

Descriptors :   *PATENT APPLICATIONS, *AVIONICS, *BORESIGHTING, JET FIGHTERS, CARRIER BASED AIRCRAFT, ONBOARD, ALIGNMENT, GYROSCOPES, STRAPPED DOWN SYSTEMS, TRANSFORMATIONS(MATHEMATICS), DIGITAL COMPUTERS, MATRICES(MATHEMATICS), DISPLAY SYSTEMS

Subject Categories : Military Aircraft Operations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE