Accession Number:

ADD010420

Title:

Fire Control Apparatus for a Laser Weapon.

Descriptive Note:

Patent Application,

Corporate Author:

DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1983-07-07

Pagination or Media Count:

16.0

Abstract:

The present invention utilizes a laser weapon fire control apparatus which controls a laser weapon to enhance the survivability of the systems which are being defended by the laser weapon. The fire control apparatus responds in real time to the escortthreat scenario which confronts the weapon. The laser weapon fire control apparatus yields a weapon pointing sequence and controls the laser weapon on-off times. It is one object of the present invention, therefore, to provide an improved laser weapon fire control apparatus by shifting a large part of the computational burden to the early part of the engagement where real time constraints are not as stringent.

Subject Categories:

  • Lasers and Masers
  • Fire Control and Bombing Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE