Before DART Range can be used, it must be calibrated. This is done with the commands found in the Setup menu.
Calibration is a two-step process that aligns DART’s camera and the projected image. The first step is to position DART so that it captures the entire projected image. The second step defines the extents of the projected area and measures the maximum brightness of the projected image. Refer to the Calibration Guide for a step-by-step walkthrough of calibration.
The Settings options ensure that the target size is correctly calculated and displayed based on the size of the projected image and the distance of the shooter from the wall/screen. Detailed information about Screen Size and Firing Distance sliders are contained in the Calibration Guide.
DART Range uses a pixel’s brightness to detect the laser of a training weapon. To function correctly, DART must distinguish the light of the laser from the light of the projector and room lighting. The Light Filter option is used for this purpose. Refer to the Calibration Guide for more information.
Most laser training weapons have mechanical means of adjusting and aligning the sights. However, DART provides a way to make small adjustments in software rather than going to the trouble of adjusting a weapon by hand. This is done using the Sight Alignment option.
- To use, make sure that the default DART target is selected.
- Select Sight Alignment and click the Reset to Default button to make sure that all previous alignment data is discarded. This will cause the Reset to Default button to turn gray.
- Fire three shots at the target while aiming at the exact center of the target. If you feel your aim is off, you may keep firing until you are satisfied with the last three shots.
- The Accept Alignment button should now be blue. Click it to accept the alignment information of the last three shots you fired.
- Now all shots fired from the current weapon should be aligned.