But rest assured it involves the killing edge of weaponry. The Oak Ridge National Laboratory are testinga new fiber optic system that adjusts sniper rifle sights. Why is this important? If Call of Duty is any indication, being a sniper is really difficult. Keeping your wepaon accurate is even harder. If ORNL’s laser adjusted scope technology come sinto use, then holding the zero on a target will become much easier.
The awful truth is referencing Call of Duty as a credible platform for learning about guns is awful. Call of Duty is so rife with technical errors, it’s best not brought up in a serious discussion about the merits of firearms.
Anyway, to spare ourselves a lengthy technical discussion, here’s an update on the fiber optic laser barrel research being conducted by ORNL:
The Reticle Compensating Rifle Barrel Reference Sensor takes the guesswork out of shooting by shifting the burden of knowing the relative position between the barrel and the weapon sight axes from the shooter to an electronic sensor. The system precisely measures the deflection of the barrel relative to the sight and then electronically realigns the moving reticle, or crosshairs, with the true position of the barrel, or bore axis.
Of course the ORNL’s research won’t be used by law enforcement or the military any time soon, so it will take a while before FPS franchises catch up with this.