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AAC's and Fire Control for the M1A2 V2 SEP Tank.

What is the magnification and field of view for the GAS sight?

8x and 8 degrees

What is the field of view for 10x in the GPS?

6.5 degrees

What is the field of view for 3x in the GPS?

16.5 degree

What is the field of view for the Unity Window?

6 degrees vertical and 18 degrees horizontal increasing to 30 degrees depending on head movement

How is the GPS scene transferred to the GPSE?

Through a common beam splitter

When is a round most affected by crosswind and why?

Primarily within the first 3 meters from the end of the gun tube when the forward portion of the projectile leaves the blast envelope and is subject to external wind forces, and the base of the projectile is still protected inside the envelope

What does the crosswind sensor do?

It determines crosswind at the vehicle's position

What are the parameters for the vortex crosswind sensor?

+/- 45mph

What is Cant?

It occurs when the tank is on uneven ground and one gun trunion is higher than the other

What is the Cant Unit?

A simple, rugged, pendulous device mounted on the turret ceiling forward of the CWS

The MRS is used to correct for boresight loss caused by what 2 factors?

Thermal Bending and Gun Tube Droop (Gravitational Bending)

Effective use of the ELRF may be lost to what causes?

1) Internal LRF Failure 2) Vehicle Failure 3) Environmental conditions 4) Man-made or battlefield obscurants 5) Multiple returns from a target small than the LRF beam width with obstructions to the front and rear of the target

What does the reticle pass through and then reflect off to superimpose in the GPS FOV?

The Dicroic Beam Splitter

What is first and last return?

First Return: The first return from 200 tp 7990 meters Last Return: The last return recieved from 7990 meters to 200 meters

When does the symbology display flashing "OOOO"'s?

1) When all returns are less than 200 meters 2) When all returns are 8,000 meters or greater 3) When insufficient light is returned to the reciever to calculate a range

What is the Beam Divergence of the ELRF?

.5mils for every 1000 meters of range

Where is the GPS reticle generated?

From the ELRF

What is the wavelength of the ELRF?

1.54 microns

What are the standard battlesight ranges for Sabot, HEAT and Coax?

Sabot: 1200 meters HEAT: 900 meters Coax: 500 meters

When should air temperature and barometric pressure be updated?

Air Temperature: When the air temp deviates by more than 10 degrees Fahrenheit from indexed value Barometric Pressure: When the Baro deviates by more than 1 inch of mercury from indexed value

What is air density?

A combination of air temperature and barometric pressure

How long does it take for Ammo propellant to reach the same temperature as the compartment?

6-8 hours

Describe the effects of temperature on ammunition propellant in regards to striking targets.

Muzzle velocity increases if ammunition propellant temperature increases, causing the projectile to travel faster and strike higher on the target. The opposite is true for lower propellant temperatures.

When an automatic input is overridden, what does it become?

A manual input

What is the purpose of the Balistic Computer Subsystem?

Consistantly calculates and provides signals to control the angle between the GPS reticle, CITV reticle and the main gun

What does the Ballistic Computer Subsystem angle consist of?

1) Ballistic Solutions 2) Lead Angle 3) Parallax Correction

What does the Lead Angle consist of?

1) Tracking rate 2) Range to target 3) Ammunition type

Describe the ELRF.

An Erbium glass laser transmitter with a range reciever using an InGaAs semi-conductor.

What component generates the GPSE reticle?

The ELRF.

Why are APFSDS-T and APDS-T not significantly affected by crosswind?

Because they have a faster flight time

What are the 3 ways for the FCS to display and implement a range other than 150 for CAN?

Gunner lases: 1) If the return is 200 to 1100 meters, this range will be displayed and the ballistic solution for it will be implemented. 2) If the return is greater than 1100 meters, this range will flash twice; the FCS will then desplay and implement a 150 meter solution. 3) If the return is less than 200 meters, "0000" will flash twice; the FCS will then display and implement a 150 meter solution

What generates the reticle inside the ELRF?

A Light Emitting Diode (LED)

What are the 8 functions of the IFCEU?

1) Performs calibration functions 2) Provides Gun/Turret control and stabilization signals 3) Provides GPS line of sight control and stabilization signals 4) Performs gun firing inhibits 5) Performs fire control system diagnostics/continuous fault detection 6) Provides CITV line of sight control 7) Provides firing signals for main gun, coax and smoke grenades 8) Converts all analog fire control inputs to digital and forwards them to the ITMPU

What is the purpose of the IFCEU?

To interface with various components in the fire control system and send information to the ITMPU for ballistic solution calculation

What are the gun firing inhibits?

1) Gun/sight error greater than .27 mils in elevation, azimuth or both in emergency mode or normal mode 2) If either normal or emergency mode drift menus are selected 3) In normal mode while conducting the fire control system test or when MRS functions are selected. 4) In emergency mode when the Boresight or Zero functions are selected 5) With coax during target designate operations until the CITV LOS and Coax LOS are within .27 mills in AZ and EL

What actions by-pass all gun firing inhibits?

When the firing trigger on the elevation hand pump is used or the manual blasting machine

What does the ITMPU do?

It is the controller for the data bus, the monitor for the utility bus, it stores critical data in non-volatile memory and calculates the ballistic solution offsets

What does the IHMPU do?

It stores the same critical data for the fire control system as the ITMPU. If the ITMPU is unable to process the ballistic solution, the IHMPU will serve as a backup

What is the purpose of the IGCDP?

It is the primary interface between the crew and the IFCEU

What is the primary cause of LFAST failures?

The inability of the crews to use the IGCDP correctly

The IGCDP contains all the controls and displays required to do what?

1) Provide manual inputs to the computer 2) Bypass automatic inputs 3) Recall stored information 4) Perform maintenance functions

What type of memory do the MPU's use?

Non-volatile memory

What are the set (nominal) values?

Ammo Temp: 69.8 degrees F Air Temp: 59 degrees F Baro: 29.92 inches of murcury (inHG)

When using the 4-way toggle switch on the IGCDP, what is the movement command actually being applied to?

The Dual Axis Head Assembly (DAHA) for movement in azimuth and elevation

What is the purpose of the ICDU?

It provides the soldier machine interface between the tank commander and the M1A2-SEP vehicle

What are the 3 modes of operation the vehicle can be placed in from the ICDU?

1) VEH SYS (Vehicle system mode) 2) C3 3) DIAG (Diagnostic mode)

Describe the 4 different color groups of buttons on the ICDU.

Blue: CITV Operations Green: Power Control Black: Vehicle Mode Operations and alpha-numeric input Red: for triggers and smoke grenade firing

What is the purpose of the CEU?

The electronic link between the ICDU and the rest of the tank

What are the 3 pulse rates of the ELRF?

Continuous, Rapid and Coll Down

What does flashing numbers mean in the GPS symbology?

Correct range but incorrect ballistic solution

What are the 4 occasions when the GPS symbology will display flashing "0000"'s?

1) When all returns are less than 200 meters 2) When all returns are 8,000 meters or greater 3) When insufficient light is returned to the reciever to calculate a range 4) When laser range switch is set to safe and the lase button on the power control handles is pressed

What is the purpose of the MRS?

It enables the crew to establish a referrence point during boresighting, then check and correct any change in the relationship between the GPS reticle and the main gun

What are the 3 components of the MRS?

The GPS, the MRS collimator and the Ballistic computer

What is the purpose of the H/TPS?

It is an electro/optical device that monitors hull to turret position and rotation.

What is dynamic cant?

A Cant offset that the FCS compensates for while the Tank is on the move

What is the purpose of the POS/NAV sensor?

It provides data for calculation of tank position and heading and input of the hull pitch and roll angles for dynamic cant calculations

When is the cant sensor used?

If attitude is turned off or inaoperative.

What conditions must be met for the IFCEU to accept the signal from the Cant sensor?

1) Two identical consecutive values are recieved by the IFCEU 2) The tank is stationary

What is the purpose of the Line Of Sight (LOS) Subsystem?

To maintain the relationship between the GPS reticle, CITV reticle and the main gun

What is the Unity Wondow used for?

For close-in surveillance and slewing operations

What is the diopter adjustment for all eyepieces?

+2 to -6

What is the purpose of the DAHA (Dual Axis Head Assembly?

To provide for line of sight stabilization of the scene and reticle in elevation and azimuth

What is the head mirror?

A one piece, highly polished beryllium mirror surface large enough to reflect day, night, unity and laser light

What is the purpose of a resolver?

To sense and report the position in AZ and EL and send that position signal to the IFCEU

What is the purpose of a gyro?

To detect movement in rate, amount and direction

What is the purpose of the dual axis gyro?

To provide signals to stabilize the head mirror in AZ and EL

What is the purpose of the CITV?

It serves as a backup sight for main gun and coaz engagements

What was the CITV designed for?

For hunter/killer operations and to allow the tank commander to designate targets for the gunner

What component stabilizes the CITV?

The CITV-SEU

What is the purpose of the CITV-SM?

It recieves signals from the FLIR scene and produces the video signal for display on the ICDU

What conditions must be met in order for the Tank Commander to lase using the CCHA?

The CITV must be in GUN LOS mode and one of the narrow fields of view (13x, 25x or 50x) must be selected

What conditions must be met in order for the Tank Commander to use the stadia reticle?

The CITV must NOT be in GUN LOS and one of the narrow fields of view (13x, 25x or 50x) must be selected

What is the purpose of PLUMB and SYNCH?

To ensure that the GPS, main gun and the CITV maintain alignment through all angles of elevation

What is the definition of PLUMB?

To be vertically alligned

What is the definition of SYNCH?

Moving at the same rate exactly together

What is the axis of movement for the main gun?

-10 to +20 degrees

What is the purpose of the Gun Trunion Resolver?

To sense and report the position of the gun

Within how many degrees between the gun and the CITV GLOS does the 16x resolver take over?

Within 11.25 degrees

Why does the 16x resolver take over for the CITV GLOS and gun positioning?

To make more accurate and refined movements

What is the preferred optical system for searching and aquisition of targets both during the day and night?

The TIS

What is the TRU window made of?

Made out of Germanium and coated with Thorium Floride

What is the TIS FOV for 3x?

7.5 degrees by 13 degrees

What is the TIS FOV for 6x?

3.75 degrees by 6.65 degrees

What is the TIS FOV for 13x?

2 degrees by 3.5 degrees

What is the TIS FOV for 25x?

1 degree by 1.8 degrees

What is the TIS FOV for 50x?

.5 degrees by .9 degrees

What type of reticle is the GPS reticle and TIS reticle?

A non-ballistic reticle

What type of reticle are the GAS reticles?

Ballistic reticles

What is a ballistic reticle?

A reticle that matches an ammunition type

What temperature does the TIS cool down to?

-321 degrees Fahrenheit

What is the purpose of the Gun/Turret Drive and Stabilization Subsystem?

It provides control of the main gun and coax machine gun in the stabilized (normal), non-stabilized (emergency) and manual modes of operation

What is the rate that gyros spin at?

40,000 revolutions per minute

What is the purpose of the Turret (Feed Forward) Gyro?

To sense the pitching movement of the turret

What is the purpose of the Gun Elevation Gyro?

It senses any gun movements

What is the purpose of the Hull Gyro?

To sense the lateral movement of the hull (yaw rate).

What is the purpose of the Gun Azimuth Gyro?

To work with the Hull Gyro in refining the Hull Gyro correction to stabilize the turret in AZ.

What is an LTDV?

Linear Variable Differential Transformer

What is the purpose of an LTDV?

To transform the handle (mechanical) movement into an electrical signal

What is the capacity of the Hydraulic Susytem?

20 gallons of FRH, 19 gallons in the resevoir and 1 gallon in the lines

How much fluid is the main hydraulic pump capable of displacing?

Variable fluid displacement from 26 gallons up to 47 gallons per minute

What is the GAS sight?

A simple telescope that operates independent of the GPS

What are the 2 settings for the manual traverse handle?

5 mils per turn and 10 mils per turn

What is the manual elevation handle?

A simple centrifigul hydraulic pump

Why is the TIS aiming box a box and not an aiming circle?

Because the TIS is digital therefor incapable of displaying a circle

What can crews use to fire the M1028 CAN round using the GAS reticle?

The 1200 meter MPAT aiming circle provides a ballistic solution for the can of about 340 meters

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