Weapon alignment - the Schill way
Dry dock - expensive, time consuming and limited accuracy
Traditionally, static alignment has been performed in dry dock. Besides being quite expensive and time consuming the alignment results are unreliable and rather poor due to, for example, hull deformation.
Afloat - simple, fast, very accurate
The Schill alignment methods enables static alignment to be performed afloat even in the presence of dynamic ship movements. Electronic tilt sensors and sophisticated signal processing ensures highly accurate tilt measurements. Azimuth measurements, using theodolites, are made possible as well, using Schill methods and equipment.
What weapon stations can be aligned?
Any station aboard can be aligned by Schill alignment tools. Fixed stations, directors, guns, gyros etc. Adapters are used in order to attach the tilt sensors to the various stations.
Ship's gyros - simple, fast, accurate verification
Gyros can be aligned using the gyro's electrical output. This enhances accuracy and simplifies the alignment of the gyro. Verifying that the stability of the gyros lie within specified limits can also easily be made. The heading and attitude reference unit, i.e. the ship's gyro, one of the most vital parts of the weapon system, can thus be both easily and thoroughly checked.
Alongside - before sea trials
Save your time and money - perform dynamic tests already in harbor, alongside! Correct and adjust before the sea trials!
Reducing sea trials - great time and money saver
Schill methods and tools enables dynamic tilt checking already at quay. The ability of checking your alignment parameters and weapon system behaviour and eventually finding faults already at harbor may save you unnecessary sea trials, engagement of air targets, and substantial time and money.
When making sea trials, the Schill methods and tools enables the user not only to check azimuth and elevation errors but also to obtain absolute and relative tilt errors. Tracking the horizon, a surface or air target, will produce results like azimuth, elevation and tilt values, automatically.