Accession Number:

ADA626352

Title:

White Feather: Fire Control and Crosswind Sensing for Sniper Applications

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Jan 1993-Jan 2006

Corporate Author:

ARMY RESEARCH LAB ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD VEHICLE TECHNOLOGY DIRECTORATE

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2008-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

44.0

Abstract:

Project White Feather was a concept to apply advanced fire control technology to extend the effective range of the sniper. The original scope was for a full ballistic solution that compensated for residual weapon motion, accepted sensor input from a range and crosswind sensor, provided a dynamic corrected aim point to the shooter, and automated the firing time selection. The focus eventually narrowed to address crosswind determination, which is one of the most significant sources of error in extended range sniper applications. This report provides a summary of the research and experiments done in support of White Feather.

Subject Categories:

  • Miscellaneous Detection and Detectors
  • Fire Control and Bombing Systems
  • Guns

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE