Accession Number : ADD013349

Title :   Weapons Effect Signature Simulator.

Descriptive Note : Patent, Filed 1 Feb 82, patented 22 Nov 83,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Hagen, James M ; King, James D

Report Date : 22 Nov 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 7

Abstract : A realistic audio-visual effects generator for simulating anti-tank and anti-aircraft missile launching. A pyrotechnic cartridge having disc at one end that ruptures and allows the efflux of the products of combustion to exit through a hole in the breech block which is placed at the muzzle end of the firing chamber. Along with the simulated cartridge discharge is electrical circuitry for determining if the cartridge has been properly chambered. The circuitry acts to prohibit firing should it be determined that incorrect installation has occurred. Upon initiation of firing a conventional laser transmitter is actuated for simulating firing of the weapon.

Descriptors :   *AUDIOVISUAL AIDS, *GUIDED MISSILE SIMULATORS, *PATENTS, ANTIAIRCRAFT MISSILES, BREECH MECHANISMS, CARTRIDGES, CHAMBERS, CIRCUITS, COMBUSTION, ELECTRICAL PROPERTIES, GENERATORS, GUIDED MISSILE SIGNATURES, GUN MUZZLES, LASERS, LAUNCHING, PYROTECHNICS, SIGNATURES, SIMULATION, TRANSMITTERS, WEAPONS, WEAPONS EFFECTS, ANTITANK MISSILES, TRAINING DEVICES, MILITARY EXERCISES

Subject Categories : Guided Missile Launching and Basing Support
      Military Forces and Organizations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE