AiMT Volume 16 (2021), Issue 1

Comparative Analysis of NATO Requirements for Laboratory Identification of Chemical Agents and Military Technical Means for Its Implementation

T. Rozsypal and R. Zahradníček

Deployable chemical laboratories are considered a highly specific part of the Armed Forces of the Czech Republic, intended for Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Defence in operations. Their professional activity is determined by a number of scientific and technical requirements, which are formulated by standards for sample identification. To achieve the required degree of credibility, it is particularly important to have specific technical capacities. This instrumentation is crucial for the implementation of laboratory analyzes. The article describes the state of chemical laboratories of the Chemical Corps in the context of standardized requirements and discusses some points of selected Alliance agreements which the Armed Forces of the Czech Republic have signed.

Keywords: analysis, chemical warfare agent, chemical corps, chemical support, identification, deployable laboratory.

Pages: 5–17  [References]   [Download Citation]

A Helmet Cueing System Based Firing Control for Anti-Aircraft Gun Prototype

A. M. Solomon, M. B. Asrat and S. Ramasamy

This article deals with a firing control system which has been developed for Anti-aircraft gun prototype by integrating video processor with a helmet-mounted cueing system. The system consists of a camera and an inertial measuring unit, which continuously reports the gunner’s head position for the microcontroller. The system is deployed on a prototype hardware and tested using experimentation by varying the target range and the controller parameters. The evaluation results show an overall system response of 1.75 s, and approximately 82 % of accuracy of detection. Moreover, the deployed stepper motors have given 95 % of accuracy in input waveform tracking, while the settling time of 0.052 s is found for a correction deviation of 100°.

Keywords: anti-aircraft gun, firing control, helmet cueing, image processing, PID.

Pages: 19–33  [References]   [Download Citation]

Proposal of Optimization of Depth Values in Wet Gap Crossing Military Operations

M. Sedláček and F. Dohnal

The paper deals with the proposal of the optimization of values at depths of wet gaps in order to make the selection of the area for wet gap crossing, which is planned in the Task Force staff, more effective. The main contribution of the article is a comparison of depth values according to the data obtained from the specific period (year 2019), further from the data of the Czech Hydrometeorological Institute and also from the data of the digital landscape model DMU25. At present, depth values are not relevant in DMU25. Another contribution of the article is the definition of depth values to the limit values of selected vehicles in the Army of the Czech Republic and their possibilities of fording, as well as the proposal of updating and optimization depth values for the developed application software.

Keywords: depth of wet gap, digital landscape model, engineer support, stream-gauging station.

Pages: 35–47  [References]   [Download Citation]