Accession Number : ADD007670

Title :   Linear Motion and Pop-up Target Training System.

Descriptive Note : Patent Application,


Personal Author(s) : Marshall,Albert H ; Shaw,Bon F ; Grimmer,Paul D ; Towle,Herber C ; Bond,Gary M

Report Date : 08 Sep 1980

Pagination or Media Count : 35

Abstract : A linear motion and pop-up target training system is disclosed for training a marksman to fire a simulated weapon. Located upon the terrain surface of a modelboard are six pop-up targets and three bidirectional linear motion targets, each of which emits, when activated by a first microprocessor computer, a pulsed beam of infrared light. Mounted upon the weapon is a sensor which will sense the pulsed beam of infrared light emitted by the activated target. The sensor then supplies to a rifle electronics circuit an analog signal proportional to the amount of light received by the sensor, and the rifle electronics circuit converts the analog signal to a digital logic signal to be supplied to a second microprocessor computer. The second microprocessor computer then processes the digital logic signal in accordance with a predetermined computer program so as to determine whether the marksman has scored a hit, a miss, or a near miss upon the activated target. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Patent applications, *Targets, *Training devices, *Army training, Simulation, Weapons, Motion, Linearity, Infrared detectors, Analog signals, Analog simulation, Analog to digital converters, Computer applications, Microprocessors, Electronic equipment

Subject Categories : Humanities and History

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE