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Human supervision and microprocessor control of an optical tracking systemGunners using small calibre anti-aircraft systems have not been able to track high-speed air targets effectively. Substantial improvement in the accuracy of surface fire against attacking aircraft has been realized through the design of a director-type weapon control system. This system concept frees the gunner to exercise a supervisory/monitoring role while the computer takes over continuous target tracking. This change capitalizes on a key consideration of human factors engineering while increasing system accuracy. The advanced system design, which uses distributed microprocessor control, is discussed at the block diagram level and is contrasted with the previous implementation.
Document ID
Acquisition Source
Legacy CDMS
Document Type
Conference Paper
Bigley, W. J.
(Lockheed Electronics Co. Plainfield, NJ, United States)
Vandenberg, J. D.
(Lockheed Electronics Co. Plainfield, NJ, United States)
Date Acquired
August 10, 2013
Publication Date
October 15, 1981
Publication Information
Publication: JPL Proc. of the 17th Ann. Conf. on Manual Control
Subject Category
Man/System Technology And Life Support
Accession Number
Distribution Limits
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.
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