Rifle Recoil and Muzzle Shock Effects Upon a War Games Optical Communications Concept
NAVAL WEAPONS CENTER CHINA LAKE CA
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This report presents the results of experiments conducted to determine the origin, magnitude, and characteristics of signal interference in the Direct Fire Simulation System DFSS communications caused by weapon recoil and shock wave effects. The two effects were considered independently and were investigated using an M-1 .30 caliber and an M-16 .233 caliber rifle. Of primary concern in this investigation were the effects of blank ammunition although a limited amount of data was gathered on ball ammunition. Transmission time intervals required for sending and receiving a coded message, as related to various mechanical aspects of the rifles, were also investigated.
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