Choice of the US Army Marksmanship Unit
...and other World Class Shooters
Training Systems from Noptel
Noptel Shooting Training products have been widely used all over the
world since 1984. Top class shooters and other active sport shooters have
chosen Noptel Training Systems to improve the quality of their training.
Noptel Training Systems provides easy understanding of shooting performance
using objective high precision analysis. Immediate feedback and analyses of
shooter.s performance allows efficient correction of faults in technique.
People often speak of a laser system or laser shooting device but they
actually mean an electronic analysis system. In spite of this misconception
we do not use laser technology nor laser beams with the Noptel Sport II.
Instead, we use a LED light which is eye-safe and allows the use of simple
and conventional targets at several distances, unlike other solutions which
require electricity and cabling in the target. The LED technology simply
provides the best and largest variety of practising marksmanship disciplines
so far available
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NOPTEL SPORT II
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Noptel ST-2000 products measure accurately
the gun orientation path on the target surface both before and after the
shot, and record the shot itself. This path indicates how the shot was
generated. No two absolutely identical paths exist, i.e. each shot has a
unique history. On average the gun orientation path forecasts the resulting
score with remarkable accuracy, and it in fact contains almost all the
information required for the technical evaluation of shooting performance!
We at Noptel have collected tens of thousands of shots from shooters at all
levels of skill and have developed a model to analyze the skill of shooters
in an objective, reliable and understandable way.
The shot model
The success factors and their interconnections
are described in the shot model.
The shooter's hold reveals his ability to control
his muscles and prevent unwanted movement. His aim reveals the accuracy with,
which he is able to direct the gun at the desired point on the target, and
trigger control reveals the timing of the actual triggering event relative to
the hold/aim process, and also the cleanness of triggering. The success factors
interact with each other. The key position is occupied by the hold factor, which
is linked to the others and to the result itself, i.e. it affects the result
both directly and through aim and trigger control. In addition, the result may
have a counter-effect on the hold etc.
Our NOS shooter training software makes it
possible to analyze the success factors both graphically and numerically.
Effect of success factors on the result
and aiming inaccuracy will reduce the actual achievable result level, while
trigger control can either improve or further reduce the final result. The
characteristics of the discipline define the role of each success factor.
Holding ability has the greatest role in a standing position and in pistol
shooting, for example, whereas the major element in military prone shooting
is aiming ability.
Measurement of holding and aiming
The fastest method for analyzing a shot is to
observe the basic target replay. The small blue cross shows the average gun
orientation point, e.g. the aiming point during the selected statistical time
(here 3 seconds). The green rectangle illustrates the area of gun movement
horizontally and vertically, e.g. the holding area of the shot. Both aim and
hold statistics are also available as numerical values.
Graphical hold analysis
Holding skills can be analyzed by observing the
extend and symmetry of the movement (the hold box). Asymmetry in pistol shooting
may indicate problems with shooting position, grip or muscle condition, for
example. The picture illustrates four holding skills in basic target view.
Logically, the shooter having the smallest area of movement will have the best
basis for good results.
Graphical aim analysis
The Centre of Gravity - COG - is shown as a blue
cross in the middle of the green hold box. The cross should be found in the
middle of the target if the aiming picture (the sights with respect to the
target) is correct. The next picture shows examples of good and poor aiming
together with good and poor holding ability.
Graphical trigger control analysis
Triggering ability is easy to analyze using
different replay views. Here the same shot is illustrated using the basic target
and R(t) -replay views, revealing a bad jerk. The red arrow shows a bad
triggering curve, which is quite different size and form from that of the hold
stage. The triggering clearly introduces extra energy into the movement.
The trend curve of a average shot
||The trend curve
discloses the style of a shooter. The chart tells us how the average shot
develops in the last 3 seconds for air rifle and air pistol shooting, and
the last 300 milliseconds of this represents the reaction time, when more or
less optimization appears. A shooter can be a holder, an optimizer or a
reaction shooter. The following curves are measurement results and show the
average trend calculated for hundreds of shooters.
Numerical skill analysis
||The success factors
are also quantified and can be used to compare shooters or to trace a
shooter's development in time. The numerical box can be observed in the
basic target view in order to obtain additional, more specific information
for analysis. The first two values are for the hold, the next two are for
the aim and the last two are for trigger control.