Accession Number : ADD014574

Title :   Marksmanship Expert Trainer.

Descriptive Note : Patent, Filed 25 Nov 88, patented 8 May 90,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Marshall, Albert H ; McCormack, Robert T ; Purvis, Edward J ; Wolff, Ronald S ; Towle, Herbert C

Report Date : 08 May 1990

Pagination or Media Count : 10

Abstract : The invention is a markmanship trainer that can accommodate a plurality of trainees. The trainer includes a long range light pen to measure sighting accuracy and tracking steadiness. It is set with the sight of a simulated or operational weapon, and achieves resolution to the pixel level by using telescope optics and special purpose circuitry in addition to its computer board. Each trainee is provided with a raster scan display and a computer that provide a target image and corrective feedback to the trainee. Bridge configured dual strain gauges are used to sense breathing, and a force sensor resistor is used to monitor trigger squeeze. Recoil is simulated mechanically, and a simulated report of the weapon is provided through a headset. The feedback of corrective action is provided aurally/graphically from a stored expert library. Keywords: Patents; PAT-CL-434-22. (kr)

Descriptors :   *MARKSMANSHIP, *COMPUTERIZED SIMULATION, *OPTICAL TRACKING, *TRAINING DEVICES, CIRCUITS, COMPUTERS, DETECTORS, DISPLAY SYSTEMS, FEEDBACK, FORCE(MECHANICS), GUNNERY TRAINERS, IMAGES, LIBRARIES, LIGHT PENS, LONG RANGE(DISTANCE), LONG RANGE(TIME), OPTICS, PATENTS, RASTERS, RESISTORS, SCANNING, SKILLS, TARGETS, TELESCOPES, TRAINEES, WEAPONS

Subject Categories : Optics
      Computer Hardware

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE