boresight


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boresight

[′bȯr‚sīt]
(ordnance)
A telescopic device utilizing a boresighting reticle to align the axis of a weapon with a target; it is attached to the exterior of a weapon barrel or tube by a mount.

boresight

boresight
To align a gun or another device by optical sighting on a target. Boresight angle is the angle through which a seeker can pick up and successfully engage a target.
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And z-direction is assumed to be the boresight direction of the antenna.
In those cases, a Soldier can only take the weapon, perform a functions check, clean it if necessary and then boresight it once on a range.
These sheets accompany each missile during every step in the process: induction, leak and flow, boresight, rate table, final assembly, and the clean room.
As shown in Figure 2, a rotating antenna has a gain pattern that is a function of the angle from the antenna boresight.
As an example, satellite trackers, the most stringent, require controlled performance for insertion loss, G/T measurements, side lobes, and boresight error, while others are more forgiving.
In Enduring Freedom, for example, members of my A-10 squadron deployed without having had the opportunity to boresight their aircraft's guns.
I began to weave and slow the aircraft to get spacing while simultaneously selecting the dogfight mode to get an Air Combat Maneuver (ACM) boresight lock on lead.
8 OPEN Pass Sweth LINE SP Ramp-Up Ramp-Down Start CAM # Total (rr) New Roll (rr) SW1 SW2 Image # 1 14 1 2 14 1 3 14 1 4 14 1 5 14 1 14 1 6 14 1 7 14 1 8 14 1 9 14 1 10 14 1 11 14 1 11 14 1 11 14 1 12 MISSION ID BeamDia/ MaxXtrade/ Pass End CAM R+I Maxalong # Image # MODE tradeD NOTES 1 2+2 Range Offset / Min AGL, Atten 2 2 2+2 Range Offset / Max AGL, Atten 2 3 2+2 ATTUNE Boresight 1-2,Min AGL, Atten 1 4 2+2 ATTUNE BORESIGHT 1-2 5 2+2 ATTUNE Boresight 1-2,Max AGL, Atten 1 6 2+2 ATTUNE BORESIGHT 2-2 7 2+2 Rdl Offset 8 2+2 Range Offset / Min AGL, Open 9 2+2 Use Atten 1 to Simulate 4000mw/ Atten Open 10 2+2 Middle altitude, Typical Flight Line 11 2+2 High Alt (310) 11 3+3 Forested (310) 11 2+2 Max AGL.
Just as a tank crew must boresight its weapon system, you must perform predeployment operational tests on your Ml systems as well.
But mounting pods on AH-6s invalidates boresight alignment and degrades their accuracy.
Tube-loading also produces more accurate rockets by keeping the rocket-pod boresight aligned.