Closed-Loop Optimization Program for the M60A1 Tank Gun Stabilization System
Final rept. Jun 1974-Feb 1975
BENDIX RESEARCH LABS SOUTHFIELD MI
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The objective of the study was to provide a gun stabilization system for the M60A1 tank gun in which performance was optimized. A mathematical model of the vehicle and the appropriate control system was derived and programmed on a hybrid computer. Performance requirements were established with respect to gun pointing accuracy and control system stability. Hardware characteristics required to meet acquisition rate requirements were also defined. A complete analytical systems study was performed to yield a basis for the hybrid computer analysis. In the computer analysis, system performance was investigated in detail and five prospective sensors were studied with respect to system performance criteria.
- Computer Programming and Software
- Combat Vehicles