13 March 2003 Intertially stabilized rifle using smart materials
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Good marksmanship is critical to infantry mission effectiveness. In combat there are intense external simulations such as incoming fire, loud noises. There is fear of the unknown and death, especially with the witnessing of loss of life. Unfortunately, the stress generated by all these pressures produces detrimental physiological effects. Studies have shown that the heart beat of a soldier in combat is aroudn 300 beats per minute. In addition to this, the soldiers breathing and muscle jerk increases, significantly reducing accuracy. This lost accuracy severely reduces the change of soldier survival, mission effectiveness and increase colateral damage and civilian casualiteis. These stressors are well known to the military.
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Douglas K. Lindner, Diann E. Brei, Chris LaVigna, "Intertially stabilized rifle using smart materials", Proc. SPIE 4763, European Workshop on Smart Structures in Engineering and Technology, (13 March 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.508677; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.508677
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