Accession Number : ADD013506

Title :   Burst on Target Simulation Device for Training with Rockets.

Descriptive Note : Patent, Filed 9 Jun 80, patented 22 Sep 81,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Marshall, Albert H ; Towle, Herbert C

Report Date : 22 Sep 1981

Pagination or Media Count : 10

Abstract : A weapons simulator for training a marksman on an anti-armor weapon. The weapons simulator includes first and second broadcasting means for projecting on a reflective display screen a background scene, a visual target, and an infrared target spot in alignment with the visual target, and a two-axis laser spot positioning servo system for moving the aligned visual target and infrared target spot upon the reflective display screen. A matrix detector mounted within the weapon will sense the position of the infrared target spot upon the weapon, and then supply to a microprocessor computer digital information indicative of the position of the infrared target spot upon the reflective display screen. The microprocessor computer, in turn, processes the digital information so as to determine whether the marksman has scored a hit, a miss, or near miss upon the visual target.

Descriptors :   *PATENTS, *TRAINING DEVICES, ANTIARMOR AMMUNITION, BACKGROUND, COMPUTERS, DIGITAL SYSTEMS, GUNNERY, INFRARED SIGNATURES, MICROPROCESSORS, RADIO BROADCASTING, REFLECTION, ROCKETS, SCREENS(DISPLAYS), SERVOMECHANISMS, SIMULATORS, SKILLS, TARGETS, VISUAL TARGETS, ROCKET TARGETS

Subject Categories : Humanities and History
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Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE