SIGHT INTEGRATION OF AN AUTOMATIC MUZZLE REFERENCE SYSTEM

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Amount:
$60,000.00
Award Year:
1991
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N/A
Agency Tracking Number:
15943
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Princeton Scientific Instrumen
7 Deer Park Dr, Monmouth Junction, NJ, 08852
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
N/A
Principal Investigator
 John L Lowrance
 Principal Investigator
 (201) 274-0774
Business Contact
Phone: () -
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
A TANK CANNON GUN BARREL BENDS UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF TANK MOTION, SOLAR HEATING, AND DURING AND AFTER FIRING ROUNDS OF AMMUNITION. BY DETECTING THE RESULTANT ANGULAR MOTION OF THE MUZZLE RELATIVE TO THE TRUNNION IN REAL TIME THE FIRE CONTROL SYSTEM CAN CORRECT THESE SIGNIFICANT SOURCES OF POINTING ERROR. THE SUBJECT STUDY IS TO INVESTIGATE THE BEST MEANS FOR AUTOMATICALLY AND CONTINUOUSLY MEASURING MUZZLE ANGLE AND INTEGRATING SUCH AN AUTOMATIC MUZZLE REFERENCE SYSTEM, (AMRS), INTO THE COORDINATE SYSTEM OF THE GUNNER'S PRIMARY SIGHT BALLISTIC COMPUTER SYSTEM. THE STUDY ALSO CONSIDERS MEANS FOR AUTOMATING THE MANUAL MUZZLE BORESIGHTING CURRENTLY REQUIRED OF THE GUNNER.

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