Accession Number:

AD0869900

Title:

Concept Formulation Study for an Armed Aircraft Qualification Range Scoring System

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

SANDERS ASSOCIATES INC BEDFORD MA BEDFORD DIV

Report Date:

1970-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

107.0

Abstract:

This study examined existing objective scoring devices, scoring systems under development, and possible new techniques, for suitability of application to an Armed Aircraft Qualification Range Scoring System to provide feedback to, and evaluation of, helicopter gunnery students. Results indicate that scoring systems under development, and most existing scoring devices, are not capable of rapid fire air-to-ground scoring furthermore, no system delivers vector data on rounds scored. A new technique, the water range concept, has merit as an inexpensive, reliable, maintenance free approach to scoring, but fails to satisfy many specific design requirements. Radar and acoustic systems which depend on a sensor located at the target are unreliable because the sensor is highly susceptible to being destroyed or damaged by the projectiles to be scored. A radar system, which uses a standoff sensor in front of the target, offers the only prospect for a reliable and accurate scoring system. Since the system would not provide vector data, visual observation techniques would also be required to supplement the radar scoring information.

Subject Categories:

  • Humanities and History
  • Fire Control and Bombing Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE