SmartScope: Real-Time Probability-Based Shooting Assistant

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In precision shooting, a myriad of factors influences the outcome of a shot. Traditionally, shooters rely on manual adjustments, experience, and intuition to account for variables such as distance, wind, and angle. Smart Scope revolutionizes this process by integrating advanced sensors, real-time data processing, and machine learning to provide shooters with a dynamic probability of hitting their target, thereby enhancing accuracy and confidence.

Smart Scope is an intelligent rifle scope designed to calculate and display the probability of hitting a target in real-time. By leveraging modern sensors, powerful processing, and sophisticated algorithms, Smart Scope transforms traditional shooting practices, offering a cutting-edge solution for both military applications and recreational shooting.

High-Quality Optical Scope: A precision-engineered optical scope forms the base of Smart Scope, ensuring clear and accurate targeting.

Sensors Suite:

  • Laser Rangefinder: Accurately measures the distance to the target.
  • Weather Sensors: Collect real-time data on wind speed, direction, temperature, and humidity.
  • Inclinometer: Measures the angle of elevation or depression.
  • Gyroscope and Accelerometer: Track motion and stability of the scope.

High-Resolution Camera:

  • Captures detailed images of the target and its surroundings, providing critical data for real-time analysis.

Processing Unit:

  • A powerful microcontroller, such as a Raspberry Pi, processes sensor data and runs complex algorithms to predict bullet trajectory.

Software and Algorithms:

  • Image Processing: Utilizes OpenCV to analyze the target and surrounding environment.
  • Ballistics Calculator: Integrates environmental data and shooter inputs to calculate the bullet’s flight path.
  • Machine Learning Model: Continuously improves probability predictions by learning from historical shooting data and real-time conditions.

Heads-Up Display (HUD): Provides real-time visual feedback to the shooter, displaying the calculated probability of hitting the target.

Working

Smart Scope operates by continuously collecting data from its integrated sensors. The laser rangefinder determines the distance to the target, while weather sensors provide essential environmental data. The inclinometer and gyroscope ensure that the scope’s orientation and stability are accurately accounted for. This data is fed into a ballistics calculator that computes the expected trajectory of the bullet. Concurrently, the camera feeds real-time images into an image processing algorithm, which identifies the target and analyzes surrounding conditions. A machine learning model then synthesizes all this information to predict the likelihood of hitting the target. This probability is displayed on the HUD, giving the shooter an instant, dynamic assessment of their shot.

Benefits and Applications

  • Enhanced Accuracy: Provides real-time adjustments based on precise environmental and situational data.
  • Increased Confidence: Shooters can make informed decisions, improving hit rates and reducing uncertainty.
  • Training and Performance Improvement: Offers valuable feedback for shooters to refine their skills.
  • Military and Law Enforcement: Enhances operational effectiveness in critical situations where precision is paramount.
  • Recreational Shooting: Brings a new level of sophistication and enjoyment to sports shooting and hunting.

Conclusion

This innovation stands to benefit military, law enforcement, and recreational users alike, offering a compelling solution for enhanced shooting performance.

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  • ABOUT THE ENTRANT

  • Name:
    Someshwar Ranjan
  • Type of entry:
    team
    Team members:
    • Someshwar Ranjan
    • Vanshika Garg
  • Patent status:
    none