Accession Number:

ADA106821

Title:

Simulation Testing of Weapon Systems

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

ARMY ARMAMENT RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER DOVER NJ TECHNICAL SUPPORT DIRECTORATE

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1981-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

27.0

Abstract:

The testing of Army weapon systems can be significantly improved through initial use of physical simulation testing. This report discusses two simulators that are available for testing weapons and weapon systems under conditions encountered during their life cycle. The one-degree-of-freedom 1- DOF simulator provides a variable mounting platform from which weapons can be test fired to assess the effect of the mounting conditions on operability. Sections of vehicles to which weapons are mounted are suspended from the six- degree-of-freedom 6-DOF simulator, which imparts various vibratory types of motions to the mounted vehicle and weapons fired under these realistic conditions. The report includes a discussion of the data acquisition system which provides immediate analysis of the data obtained from simulation testing.

Subject Categories:

  • Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods
  • Guns

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE