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Development of a Digital Mortar Aiming System
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Mathematics and Computer Science, Department of Information Technology, Division of Scientific Computing.
2015 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

In this thesis, the plausibility of developing a portable light-weight artillery computer has been investigated. The main goal of the project has been to replace the traditional methods that the Swedish Armed Forces are using today to find firing solutions for their mortar, the GRK m/84. A computational core has been written in Java that simulates the trajectory of a shell using the model in NATO's STANAG 4355. The developed system finds firing solutions by using shooting methods and the multi-dimensional Newton Raphson's method. A Graphical User Interface (GUI) tailored to mobile computers has been designed in Android.

The computational core along with the GUI has been installed on a rugged hand held computer and the whole unit has been tested at Markstridsskolan (MSS). The tests showed that the computational core delivers firing solutions that coincide very well with the actual firing solutions needed to hit the desired target.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2015. , 66 p.
UPTEC F, ISSN 1401-5757 ; 15061
Keyword [en]
Computational science, Ballistics, Mortar
National Category
Computational Mathematics Computer Science
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-263182OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-263182DiVA: diva2:857203
External cooperation
Sjöland & Thyselius
Educational program
Master Programme in Engineering Physics
2015-09-22, Ångström 12167, Lägerhyddsvägen 2, Uppsala, 08:00 (Swedish)
Available from: 2015-10-20 Created: 2015-09-28 Last updated: 2015-10-20Bibliographically approved

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