An investigation into enhanced fire control systems for moving vehicles

D. Purdy, B. Khanal

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As the agility of military vehicles improves and the need to fire more accurately on the move increases there is a need to consider enhancements to the fire control system. This work examines the possibility of combining together a weapon control simulation with a gun dynamics simulation. The initial conditions for the gun dynamics model are obtained from the weapon control simulation, which includes vehicle motions, at shot start. In this initial investigation it is shown that there is a 1.2 mrad standard deviation from a control case, which has no initial gun motion. The conclusion from this work is that there is a possible benefit of enhancing the fire control system by combining together the gun motions in determining the time to initiate the firing of the gun.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 29th International Symposium on Ballistics, BALLISTICS 2016
EditorsClive Woodley, Ian Cullis
PublisherDestech Publications Inc.
Pages564-574
Number of pages11
ISBN (Print)9781605953175
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Event29th International Symposium on Ballistics - Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Duration: 9 May 201613 May 2016
Conference number: 29
https://www.ballistics.org/29th_isb.php

Conference

Conference29th International Symposium on Ballistics
Abbreviated title29th ISB
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityEdinburgh
Period9/05/1613/05/16
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