Derivation of Optical and Laser Sight Offsets

Calcul des Décalages de Viseurs Optiques et Laser

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Authors
  1. Gaughan, P.
Corporate Authors
Defence R&D Canada - Toronto, Toronto ONT (CAN);Humansystems Inc, Guelph ONT (CAN)
Abstract
To prepare for the Soldier Information Requirements (SIREQ) project field experiment (Examination of the Effects of Night Vision Devices on Urban Off-Bore Target Detection and Engagement) the proposed sighting systems were trialled to determine a standardized laser boresighting and zeroing procedure. The resulting “master” offset targets provided a quick and efficient way to ensure standardization with respect to boresighting and zeroing the C7A1 Rifle for experiment participants. The offset sheets provide the appropriate targeting information for use with the AN/PEM-1 Laser Borelight System. Representative “master” offset targets for each of the weapon/sight combinations are found in Appendix 1. The targets are representative in that they are scaled reproductions of the actual offset targets derived from the study. Should any or all weapon sights/aiming aids be chosen and procured for the Canadian Forces, it is recommended that definitive offset targets be produced using bench test weapons and ammunition. The tests should also be conducted under pristine conditions (no wind, no shooter error, no qualitative determination of MPI, etc.).

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Keywords
Soldier Information Requirements Technology Demonstration Project;SIREQ TD;Optical Sight;Laser Sight;Sight Offsets;boresighting;zeroing;aim;weapon sight
Report Number
DRDC-TORONTO-CR-2005-256 — Contractor Report
Date of publication
01 Aug 2005
Number of Pages
29
DSTKIM No
CA027035
CANDIS No
525046
Format(s):
Electronic Document(PDF)

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