Accession Number:

ADA179089

Title:

Feasibility Study of a Robotic Control System for a Robotic Howitzer.

Descriptive Note:

Contractor rept.,

Corporate Author:

VISTA CONTROLS CORP VALENCIA CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1987-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

65.0

Abstract:

This study examines the concepts involved in enhancing the operation of the Integrated Smart Artillery Synthesis ISAS, a robotic ammunition handling system, and defines the technology required to implement it. The proposed system consists primarily of the microprocessor-based Electronic Control Unit ECU and data bus to process status data and closed loop control parameters and to interface with a central fire control system. Present large data bases would be replaced by real-time information acquisition along with generic closed-loop control routines and automatic switching logic to control ammunition handling and delivery in a rapidly changing environment. The implementation of new sensing methods, such as vision technology, is also investigated. Keywords Automatic controls Fire control systems Artificial intelligence.

Subject Categories:

  • Ammunition and Explosives
  • Guns
  • Biomedical Instrumentation and Bioengineering

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE