Accession Number : ADD013746

Title :   Electro-Optic Infantry Weapons Trainer.

Descriptive Note : Patent, Filed 19 Dec 79, patented 22 Jun 82,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Marshall, Albert H ; Shaw, Bon F ; Towle, Herbert C ; Riordan, Thomas J ; Siragusa, George A

Report Date : 22 Jun 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 30

Abstract : An electrooptic infantry weapons training system for simulating the firing of a quintet of weapons at a visual target which appears upon a screen. A quintet of trainee riflemen, each of whom is holding a weapon, aim and fire the weapons at the visual target. A visual projector projects upon the screen a background scene including the visual target, while an infrared projector simultaneously projects upon the screen an infrared target. Each weapon includes a sensor element for sensing the infrared target whenever the weapon is correctly aimed at the visual target. The sensor elements are connected in a unique combination with sensor circuits, enable circuits, and an interface circuit so as to provide to a microprocessor computer and an eight-bit microcomputer data words which indicate whether each of the quintet of trainee riflemen have scored a hit upon the visual target. The microprocessor computer then supplies a message to a voice unit so as to indicate to an instructor and each of the quintet of trainee riflemen whether the trainee rifleman has scored a hit upon the visual target. The eight-bit microcomputer supplies to a data CRT display a message so as to indicate to the instructor whether each of the five trainee riflemen have scored a hit upon the visual target. At the conclusion of a training session, the microprocessor computer will supply to a data terminal, in accordance with a message format, the results of the training session. (Patents)

Descriptors :   *PATENTS, *RIFLES, *TRAINING DEVICES, BACKGROUND, CATHODE RAY TUBE SCREENS, CIRCUITS, COMPUTERS, DATA DISPLAYS, DATA PROCESSING TERMINALS, DETECTORS, ELECTROOPTICS, FORMATS, INFANTRY, INFRARED RADIATION, INFRARED SIGNATURES, MILITARY TRAINING, INTERFACES, MESSAGE PROCESSING, MICROPROCESSORS, MILITARY PERSONNEL, OPTICAL IMAGES, TARGETS, TRAINEES, TRAINING, VISUAL TARGETS, VOICE COMMUNICATIONS, WEAPONS

Subject Categories : Humanities and History
      Guns
      Military Forces and Organizations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE