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Bore Elevation and Azimuth Measurement System (Beams)

  • Magazine Article
  • 20AERP08_08
Published August 01, 2020 by SAE International in United States
Language:
  • English

Newly developed laser apparatus verifies that the pointing accuracy requirement of a weapon's fire control system is met.

Army Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center, Picatinny Arsenal, New Jersey

The U.S. Army Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center (ARDEC) engineers from the Fire Control Systems and Technology Directorate at Picatinny Arsenal in New Jersey developed, tested, and placed into practical application the Bore Elevation and Azimuth Measurement System (BEAMS). The BEAMS provides a means to accurately measure the pointing ability of fire control for mortars, artillery, and other weapon platforms.

Heretofore, verifying weapon pointing accuracy in an engineering environment has been, and continues to be, a problem at many government test facilities.