Accession Number:

ADA231619

Title:

Measurement of Tank Gun Dynamics in Support of a Dynamic Muzzle Referencing System

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.

Corporate Author:

DEFENCE RESEARCH ESTABLISHMENT OTTAWA (ONTARIO)

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1990-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

35.0

Abstract:

Experiments were conducted on a Leopard Cl main battle tank with a 105 mm gun to determine its non-firing, terrain-induced muzzle dynamics. The sensors included gyroscopes and accelerometers placed at the ends and the center of the gunn barrel. The experiments were conducted in support of a Kalman filter design for a new tank Dynamic Muzzle Referencing System which is being developed by DND as a subsystem for a comprehensive Integrated Fire Control System for a future Main Battle Tank. Preliminary data analysis shows significant muzzle motion but most of this is attributed to gun stabilization system errors 1 to 2 milliradians. Some evidence of barrel bending was found 12 to 1 12 mrad.

Subject Categories:

  • Combat Vehicles
  • Guns

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE