Network weapon system and method

  • US 8,485,085 B2
  • Filed: 08/14/2007
  • Issued: 07/16/2013
  • Est. Priority Date: 10/12/2004
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
First Claim
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1. A network weapon system comprising:

  • a network;

    at least one sensor configured to produce a corresponding at least one sensor data output wherein said at least one sensor is coupled with said network and wherein a first sensor selected from said at least one sensor produces a first sensor data output;

    at least one operator user interface configured coupled with a computer system having a tangible memory medium, where said computer system is coupled with said network and said at least one user interface is configured to present said at least one sensor data output and wherein said at least one operator user interface comprises at least one weapon control interface;

    at least one weapon coupled with said network wherein said at least one weapon control interface is configured to deliver a command to said at least one weapon to control said at least one weapon;

    a communications protocol compatible with said network that allows said operator user interface to communicate with said at least one weapon and said at least one sensor;

    said at least one operator user interface configured to display available weapons to a plurality of operators each having a respective operator user interface wherein said plurality of users utilize said respective operator user interface to coordinate use of said available weapons; and

    ,wherein each of said at least one weapon comprises a state of said at least one weapon that is known to a plurality of operating stations.

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