Accession Number : ADD013192

Title :   Anti-Armor Weapons Trainer.

Descriptive Note : Patent, Filed 11 Jan 82, patented 27 Mar 84,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Marshall, Albert H ; Towle, Herbert C ; Bond, Gary M ; Shaw, Bon F

Report Date : 27 Mar 1984

Pagination or Media Count : 17

Abstract : A training device for simulated anti-armor weapons system utilizes a microprocessor system to perform a number of functions including solving dynamic flight equations of a simulated missile and determining the gunner's aiming error. A miniature terrain board having a miniature target with infrared source provides the aim point for a gunner using a simulated weapon launcher. An infrared sensing device mounted in the weapon provides input to the microprocessor while a CCTV provides an instructor with a gunner's view. Sound, visibility, and recoil associated with weapons use are simulated by peripheral devices under the control of the microprocessor. The gunner's aiming error and view are displayed in real time on an instructor's console which provides for instructor input and recording of gunner performance.

Descriptors :   *PATENTS, *GUNNERY TRAINERS, *GUIDED MISSILE LAUNCHERS, *ANTITANK MISSILES, COMPUTER AIDED INSTRUCTION, SIMULATORS, ANTIARMOR AMMUNITION, MICROPROCESSORS, EQUATIONS OF MOTION, REAL TIME, INFRARED DETECTORS, ACCURACY, SOUND, VISIBILITY, RECOIL, AIMING, GUIDED MISSILE TRAJECTORIES, TUBE LAUNCHED, COMPUTERIZED SIMULATION, GUNNERS

Subject Categories : Fire Control and Bombing Systems
      Guided Missile Launching and Basing Support
      Computer Programming and Software
      Surface-launched Guided Missiles

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE