Accession Number : AD1009065


Title :   Geometry-Of-Fire Tracking Algorithm for Direct-Fire Weapon Systems


Descriptive Note : Technical Report


Corporate Author : Naval Postgraduate School Monterey United States


Personal Author(s) : Khan,Caleb K


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/1009065.pdf


Report Date : 01 Sep 2015


Pagination or Media Count : 107


Abstract : The continuous cycle for validating geometry of fires on a battlefield impedes momentum. A force that can decide and act quicker than the enemy has an advantage. The goal of this thesis is to provide dismounted infantry units with this advantage by developing a sensor network that streamlines the geometry-of-fire validation cycle for direct-fire weapon systems. This is the first attempt to develop technology for this specific application. Prototyping the systems overall design became this thesis main objective. A kinematic model of a rifleman was created to describe the motion of a manipulated weapon system, and a geometry-of-fire tracking algorithm was created to compute the offsets between friendly nodes in a network. The kinematic model and tracking algorithm were both verified using YEI 3-Space Data-Logging sensors and the VICON motion system. The sensor, model, and algorithm were integrated into a tactical network that was designed by concurrent research at the Naval Postgraduate School. Assuming an inertial personal navigation system can be created, we found that this basic prototype provided a viable foundation for further development. The results of this thesis demonstrate the potential for this technology to be fully developed and implemented to enhance dismounted infantry units.


Descriptors :   algorithms , weapon systems , situational awareness , ORIENTATION(DIRECTION) , kinematics , coordinate systems , eular angles , detectors , prototypes


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE