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Acquisition, simulation, and test replication of weapon firing shock applied to optical sights
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Paper Abstract

With the ever increasing desire for range and delivery capabilities of ballistic defence equipment, weapons and sight systems are constantly evolving in complexity. As a result current systems now incorporate more sophisticated technology than ever before. This paper describes the non-intrusive mechanical field data acquisition and subsequent analysis and test integration techniques performed on complex opto-mechanical weapon mounted systems. As a result of physical acquisition, innovative techniques have been developed to enable the synthesis of the transient recordings for the purpose of finite element analysis. Further investigations have revealed new possibilities in applying more accurately controlled 'in house' loads, for low cost representative test purposes.

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Date Published: 24 September 2011
PDF: 15 pages
Proc. SPIE 8125, Optomechanics 2011: Innovations and Solutions, 81250L (24 September 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.893298
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Kenneth D. Ball, Qioptiq Ltd. (United Kingdom)
Dave Gardner, Qioptiq Ltd. (United Kingdom)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8125:
Optomechanics 2011: Innovations and Solutions
Alson E. Hatheway, Editor(s)

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