Accession Number:

ADA024836

Title:

Laser Helicopter Gunner Trainer

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Jul 1973-Oct 1975

Corporate Author:

NAVAL TRAINING EQUIPMENT CENTER ORLANDOFL

Report Date:

1976-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

85.0

Abstract:

The objective of this effort was to demonstrate the feasibility of using small, low power, visible lasers to simulate effect and tracers in a simulation system to train gunners in automatic weapon, direct fire techniques. The simulation of targets and background consists of a wide angle motion picture display. The trainee shoots from a simulated helicopter gun station. Laser produced spots on the display screen simulate incendiary hits and tracers with appropriate time of flight, windage and ballistic drop. The position of the spots on the screen is controlled by mirror deflection systems which are controlled indirectly by the weapon position and the simulated time-of-flight. Training potential evaluation by Marine Corps personnel from The Aerial Gunnery School, New River, indicates that the system concept is a valid training tool to supplement or enhance current gunnery training.

Subject Categories:

  • Humanities and History
  • Lasers and Masers
  • Fire Control and Bombing Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE