Accession Number : ADD010420

Title :   Fire Control Apparatus for a Laser Weapon.

Descriptive Note : Patent Application,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Worsham,Richard H

Report Date : 07 Jul 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 16

Abstract : The present invention utilizes a laser weapon fire control apparatus which controls a laser weapon to enhance the survivability of the systems which are being defended by the laser weapon. The fire control apparatus responds in real time to the escort/threat scenario which confronts the weapon. The laser weapon fire control apparatus yields a weapon pointing sequence and controls the laser weapon on-off times. It is one object of the present invention, therefore, to provide an improved laser weapon fire control apparatus by shifting a large part of the computational burden to the early part of the engagement where real time constraints are not as stringent.

Descriptors :   *Patent applications, *Fire control systems, *Laser weapons, Real time, Threats, Computer applications, Data processing

Subject Categories : Lasers and Masers
      Fire Control and Bombing Systems

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE