Accession Number : ADP001064

Title :   Firing Data Comparison of Classical and Modern Turret Controllers,

Corporate Author : ARMY ARMAMENT RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT COMMAND (WEST) ROCK ISLAND IL SMALL CALIBER WEAPONS SYSTEMS LAB

Personal Author(s) : Strahl,G. A.

Report Date : OCT 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 21

Abstract : Analysis of firing test data has proved the validity of using modern optimal control techniques to improve the dispersion characteristics of helicopter gun turrets. Statistical analysis was performed on firing data from tests conducted at the Ware Simulation Center at Rock Island Arsenal involving helicopter turret controllers designed using classical and modern control theory. This analysis showed that the gun turret systems operated by modern optimally designed controllers demonstrated statistically significant smaller firing dispersion than systems operated by classically designed controllers. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Control theory, *Weapon systems, *Symposia, *Gun turrets, *Helicopters, Simulation, Firing tests(Ordnance), Dispersing, Firing tables, Comparison, Fire control systems

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE