Accession Number:

ADA007135

Title:

Closed-Loop Optimization Program for the M60A1 Tank Gun Stabilization System

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Jun 1974-Feb 1975

Corporate Author:

BENDIX RESEARCH LABS SOUTHFIELD MI

Report Date:

1975-02-01

Pagination or Media Count:

251.0

Abstract:

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.

Subject Categories:

  • Computer Programming and Software
  • Combat Vehicles
  • Guns

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE