Accession Number:

ADA059726

Title:

Muzzle Deflection Measurement System.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Jul 77-Apr 78,

Corporate Author:

EG AND G INC ALBUQUERQUE N MEX

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1978-07-01

Pagination or Media Count:

204.0

Abstract:

A system for measuring the angular motion of the muzzle of artillery weapons during firing is described. The system provides a continuous analog recording of the angular deflection of the muzzle referred to the breech of the gun with an angular resolution of 0.1 mrad and a frequency response in excess of 6 kHz. The technique of measurement involves reflecting a beam of light from a mirror on the tube muzzle to an analog, two axis position sensing detector both the light source and detector are mounted at the breech end of the tube. The displacement of the light beam at the detector is a direct measure of the angular deflection of the muzzle relative to the breech. A detailed description is given of the system design and calibration.

Subject Categories:

  • Combat Vehicles
  • Fire Control and Bombing Systems
  • Ballistics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE