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Combat Identification System

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000115235D
Original Publication Date: 1995-Apr-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-30
Document File: 2 page(s) / 64K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Driggs, B: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

Disclosed is a system that will significantly reduce the occurrence of friendly fire on the battlefield. The combat identification system described herein is applicable to all ground based platforms used by the maneuver, infantry and combat support elements of the armed forces.

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Combat Identification System

      Disclosed is a system that will significantly reduce the
occurrence of friendly fire on the battlefield.  The combat
identification system described herein is applicable to all ground
based platforms used by the maneuver, infantry and combat support
elements of the armed forces.

      The combat identification system is also applicable to airborne
platforms such as fixed and rotary wing aircraft used on the
battlefield.  In the Figure, the shooter platform 1 selects a target
2 with its weapon system 3.  The ranging data, azimuth angle and
elevation angle relating the position of the shooter 1 to the
position of the target 2, are transferred from the weapon system 3 to
the Combat identification system 4 over a suitable electrical
interface.  The combat identification system 4 combines the current
geographic position of the shooter platform 1 provided by the Global
Positioning System (GPS) and/or an Inertial Navigation System (INS)
with the ranging angle and ordinance performance information from the
weapons system 3 to calculate the coordinates and Spherical Error
Probable (SEP) of the impact point.  The geographic coordinates and
SEP of the impact point are transmitted by the shooter vehicle 1 via
a suitable media 5.  The combat identification system 4 located on
the targeted friendly vehicle 2, upon receipt of the shooter vehicle
1 transmission, compares the location of the targeted friendly
vehicle 2 with that transmitted...