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Automated Flight Follower

For a more detailed analysis of the flight of a projectile MS Instruments have developed a fully Automated Flight Follower System (AFF).

This system can follow and film a supersonic projectile in flight and is so detailed that you can actually see the shock waves being created by the projectile.  This system allows you to see any flaws within the ammunition quickly without the need for timely and costly trials.

Typically the system will track a projectile for 100m or more with better than 0.05% accuracy over 90° scan.  The AFF has several modes of operation including fixed velocity, measured velocity and user defined velocity profile. The system can record horizontal and elevated firings and accommodates most high speed video systems.  The dedicated remote control software records measurements of velocity, drag correction, trigger delay and more.

Product development and testing

Reduces time and cost of trials

Better than 0.1° tracking accuracy over 90° scan

Mid flight update for impact analysis

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