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APPROVED

NAVY TRAINING SYSTEM PLAN

FOR THE

CARRIER AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL

CENTER DIRECT ALTITUDE

AND IDENTITY READOUT

AND

AMPHIBIOUS AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL

CENTER DIRECT ALTITUDE AND

IDENTITY READOUT

N88-NTSP-E-50-8502B/A

MARCH 2000

 

 

 

 

 

 

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

The Carrier Air Traffic Control Center Direct Altitude and Identity Readout (CATCC DAIR) and Amphibious Air Traffic Control Center Direct Altitude and Identity Readout (AATCC DAIR) systems are Air Traffic Control Identification systems that permit an Air Traffic Controller (AC) to obtain rapid positive identification and altitude data of transponder equipped aircraft and to track transponder or non-transponder equipped (via radar skin paint) aircraft. The systems are used on Aircraft Carriers, Helicopter Assault Landing (LHA), and Multi Purpose Amphibious Assault (LHD) ships.

CATCC DAIR and AATCC DAIR current system configurations will be replaced by the AN/TPX-42A(V)14 hardware system configuration. CATCC DAIR is currently an AN/TPX-42A(V)8 or AN/TPX-42A(V)13 hardware configured system. AATCC DAIR is currently an AN/TPX-42A(V)12 or AN/TPX-42A(V)13 hardware configured system. Software determines operational characteristics for the individual systems and is customized for the mission of each ship class.

Delivery of the AN/TPX-42(V)8 and AN/TPX-42A(V)13 CATCC DAIR system configuration has been completed. The AN/TPX-42(V)12 or AN/TPX-42A(V)13 AATCC DAIR systems have been installed on all LHDs and LHAs. The retrofitting of the AATCC DAIR and CATCC DAIR systems (through the use of AN/TPX-42A(V)14 field change kits) are projected to be completed by Fiscal Year (FY)07.

The installation of the AN/TPX-42A(V)14 will not change operator and maintainer requirements for current Aircraft Carrier, Aircraft Carrier, Nuclear, LHA, and LHD ship manpower. The operators of the AN/TPX-42A(V)14 are ACs with Navy Enlisted Classification (NEC) 6902 and 6903. Navy Electronics Technician (ET) personnel completing pipeline course C-103-2056 at Naval Air Technical Training Center (NATTC) Pensacola will be awarded NEC 15XX (awaiting approval), AN/TPX-42A(V)14 Shipboard DAIR Maintenance Technician. Technicians with NEC 1568 (AN/TPX-42A(V)13 Shipboard DAIR Maintenance Technician) and 1576 (CATCC DAIR Maintenance Technician) who receive delivery training at Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division (NAWCAD) St. Inigoes will have to submit a request for the award of NEC 15XX. Ships having the AN/TPX-42A(V)14 installed must update manpower documents to reflect the change to new NEC 15XX. ETs perform maintenance on the applicable configuration.

Initial training of the operators (AC) and maintainers (ET) on the CATCC DAIR and AATCC DAIR AN/TPX-42A(V)14 system configuration began in third quarter FY99 at the NAWCAD, St. Inigoes, Maryland. Follow-on training for CATCC DAIR and AATCC DAIR operators and maintainers for AN/TPX-42(V)8, (V)12, and (V)13 currently exist, and AN/TPX-42(V)14 training will begin in first quarter FY02, at NATTC Pensacola, Florida. Until NATTC Pensacola is on-line with the AN/TPX-42(V)14 training, NAWCAD St. Inigoes will conduct training for the operators, maintainers, and instructors.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Page

Executive Summary i

List of Acronyms v

Preface viii

PART I - TECHNICAL PROGRAM DATA

A. Nomenclature-Title-Program I-1

B. Security Classification I-1

C. Manpower, Personnel, and Training Principals I-1

D. System Description I-1

E. Developmental Test and Operational Test I-2

F. Aircraft and/or Equipment/System/Subsystem Replaced I-3

G. Description of New Development I-3

H. Concepts I-9

I. Onboard (In-Service) Training I-14

J. Logistics Support I-16

K. Schedules I-17

    1. Government-Furnished Equipment and Contractor-Furnished Equipment

Training Requirements I-19

M. Related NTSPs and Other Applicable Documents I-19

PART II - BILLET AND PERSONNEL REQUIREMENTS II-1

PART III - TRAINING REQUIREMENTS III-1

PART IV - TRAINING LOGISTICS SUPPORT REQUIREMENTS IV-1

PART V - MPT MILESTONES V-1

PART VI - DECISION ITEMS/ACTION REQUIRED VI-1

PART VII - POINTS OF CONTACT VII-1

TABLE I-1 - CATCC DAIR AND AATCC DAIR SYSTEM CONFIGURATIONS I-6

LIST OF ACRONYMS

AATCC

Amphibious Air Traffic Control Center

AATCC DAIR

Amphibious Air Traffic Control Center Direct Altitude and Identity Readout

AC

Air Traffic Controller

ACDS

Advanced Combat Direction System

ACP

Azimuth Change Pulses

AOB

Average On Board

ARP

Azimuth Reference Pulses

ATIR

Annual Training Input Requirement

   

BIT

Built-In Test

   

CATCC

Carrier Air Traffic Control Center

CATCC DAIR

Carrier Air Traffic Control Center Direct Altitude and Identity Readout

CDC

Combat Direction Center

CIN

Course Identification Number

CM

Corrective Maintenance

CNO

Chief of Naval Operations

COTS

Commercial Off-The-Shelf

CV

Aircraft Carrier

CVN

Multi-Purpose Aircraft Carrier, Nuclear

   

DAIR

Direct Altitude and Identity Readout

   

ET

Electronics Technician

   

FY

Fiscal Year

   

GFE

Government Furnished Equipment

   

ICSTF

Integrated Combat System Test Facility

IFF

Identification Friend Foe

ILSP

Integrated Logistics Support Plan

   

KCMX

Keyset Central Multiplexer

   

LHA

Helicopter Assault Landing Ship

LHD

Multi-Purpose Amphibious Assault Ship

   

MPT

Manpower, Personnel, and Training

MRC

Maintenance Requirements Card

MSD

Material Support Date

   

NA

Not Applicable

NATTC

Naval Air Technical Training Center

NAVAIRSYSCOM

Naval Air Systems Command

NAVICP

Naval Inventory Control Point

NAVPERSCOM

Naval Personnel Command

NAVSUP

Naval Supply Systems Command

NAWCAD

Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division

NEC

Navy Enlisted Classification

NOBC

Navy Officer Billet Classification

NTDS

Naval Tactical Data System

NTP

Navy Training Plan

NTSP

Navy Training System Plan

   

OLSS

Operational Logistics Support Summary

OPEVAL

Operational Evaluation

   

PALS

Precision Approach Landing System

PM

Preventive Maintenance

PMA

Program Manager, Air

PQS

Personnel Qualification Standards

   

RFT

Ready For Training

   

SDMS

Shipboard Data Multiplex System

SPETE

Special Purpose Electronic Test Equipment

SRA

Shop Replaceable Assembly

   

TD

Training Device

TTE

Technical Training Equipment

   

USS

United States Ship

   

VSP

Video Signal Processor

   

WRA

Weapon Replaceable Assembly

PREFACE

This Approved Navy Training System Plan (NTSP) for the Carrier Air Traffic Control Center Direct Altitude and Identity Readout (CATCC DAIR) and Amphibious Air Traffic Control Center Direct Altitude and Identity Readout (AATCC DAIR) is an update of the Draft CATCC DAIR and AATCC DAIR Navy Training Plan (NTP), NTP E-50-8502A, dated August 1993. This NTSP reflects the latest information on the Direct Altitude and Identity Readout (DAIR) program and has been updated to comply with guidelines set forth in the Navy Training Requirements Documentation Manual. The major changes to this NTSP are as follows:

    • Information on the AN/TPX-42A(V)14 system configuration is included.
    • The AN/TPX-42A(V)14 system configuration delivery schedule is included.
    • The AN/TPX-42A(V)14 Material Support Date of March 2002 is included.
    • Courses no longer applicable have been deleted.
    • Navy Enlisted Classification (NEC) 1576 changed to 1568 for ship upgraded from AN/TPX-42A(V)8 to AN/TPX-42A12 or AN/TPX-42A13 and corresponding cancellation of pipeline course C-103-2033, and establishment of pipeline course C-103-2055.
    • New NEC 15XX will be awarded to personnel completing the pipeline course C-103-2056.

N88-NTSP-E-50-8502B/A

March 2000

PART I - TECHNICAL PROGRAM DATA

A. NOMENCLATURE-TITLE-PROGRAM

1. Nomenclature-Title-Acronym. Carrier Air Traffic Control Center Direct Altitude and Identity Readout (CATCC DAIR) and Amphibious Air Traffic Control Center Direct Altitude and Identity Readout (AATCC DAIR)

2. Program Element

Training 84731X and 84771X

Hardware 283100N

B. SECURITY CLASSIFICATION

1. System Characteristics Unclassified

2. Capabilities Unclassified

3. Functions Unclassified

C. MANPOWER, PERSONNEL, AND TRAINING PRINCIPALS

OPNAV Principal Official (OPO) Program Sponsor CNO (N885F)

OPO Resource Sponsor CNO (N885F)

Developing Agency NAVAIRSYSCOM (PMA213)

Training Agency CINCLANTFLT

CINCPACFLT

CNET

Training Support Agency NAVAIRSYSCOM (PMA205)

Manpower and Personnel Mission Sponsor CNO (N12)

NAVPERSCOM (PERS-4B, PERS-404, PERS-406)

Director of Naval Training CNO (N7)

D. SYSTEM DESCRIPTION

1. Operational Uses. The CATCC DAIR system software is for air traffic control aboard Aircraft Carrier (CV) and Multi-Purpose Aircraft Carrier, Nuclear (CVN) ships, and AATCC DAIR system software is designed for air traffic control aboard amphibious ships. Although the Identification Friend Foe (IFF) beacon is the primary means of establishing target detection and tracking, the CATCC DAIR and AATCC DAIR systems incorporate radar track processing as a backup. Through automation the system tracks aircraft (using beacon response), associating each with the proper identification data from the flight data stores list. As each aircraft leaves the controller's area of responsibility, its track is automatically handed off either to another Carrier Air Traffic Control Center (CATCC) or Amphibious Air Traffic Control Center (AATCC) control position, the Combat Direction Center (CDC), or Precision Approach Landing System (PALS), as appropriate. Additionally, the CATCC DAIR and AATCC DAIR systems accept ship's data such as speed, heading, position, clock time, and barometric pressure. It displays the data in tabular list form on the controllers' indicators. The final bearing is automatically computed and displayed as a vector on the indicators. CATCC and AATCC responsibility covers an area within a 50 nautical mile radius surrounding the ship.

AATCC DAIR has all the capabilities of CATCC DAIR described in the previous paragraph, with the exception of a PALS interface. In addition, AATCC DAIR also provides information such as Air Plan Lists, Mode 4 IFF capability, helicopter control points, and surface tracks. AATCC DAIR provides the dual capability of terminal control and amphibious assault missions. AN/TPX-42A(V)8, (V)12, and (V)13 CATCC DAIR and AATCC DAIR system configuration upgrades to the TPX-42A(V)14 system began in first quarter Fiscal Year (FY)99. Upgrade completion is expected in the FY07 timeframe.

2. Foreign Military Sales. Not Applicable (NA)

E. DEVELOPMENTAL TEST AND OPERATIONAL TEST

1. AN/TPX-42A(V)8. AN/TPX-42A(V)8 CATCC DAIR system configuration successfully completed Operational Evaluation (OPEVAL) and Technical Evaluation onboard the United States Ship (USS) John F. Kennedy, and received Approval for Service Use during fourth quarter FY82.

2. AN/TPX-42A(V)12. The AN/TPX-42A(V)12 AATCC DAIR system configuration Engineering Development Model was delivered to Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division (NAWCAD), St. Inigoes, Maryland, in July 1988. Phase II testing was conducted at NAWCAD St. Inigoes from August 1988 to January 1990. Phase III shipboard testing was conducted aboard Multi-Purpose Amphibious Assault (LHD)-1 from November 1988 to January 1990. OT-II OPEVAL was conducted in April 1991. Approval for Full Rate Production was granted in February 1992.

3. AN/TPX-42A(V)13. The AN/TPX-42A(V)13 system configuration did not require OPEVAL. This was an upgrade of the AN/TPX-42A(V)8 and AN/TPX-42A(V)12. An engineering change proposal (ECP) was approved and funded by the Naval Air System Command (NAVAIRSYSCOM) and the Naval Sea System Command to replace the existing IFF and radar processors with state-of-the-art, open-architecture-based processors. The ECP greatly improved performance of target detection and tracking, allows continued logistics support for the system, and maintains the current CV and CVN designs. CVN 65, CVN 74, and LHD 5 were the first platforms to receive the AN/TPX-42A(V)13 system configuration.

4. AN/TPX-42A(V)14. The AN/TPX-42A(V)14 system configuration will not require OPEVAL. AN/TPX-42A(V)14 is an upgrade of AN/TPX-42A(V)8, AN/TPX-42A(V)12, and AN/TPX-42A(V)13 configurations of the system using Government Furnished Equipment (GFE) and Commercial Off-The-Shelf (COTS) hardware.

F. AIRCRAFT AND/OR EQUIPMENT/SYSTEM/SUBSYSTEM REPLACED

1. CATCC DAIR. Field Change Kits are in use to upgrade the AN/TPX-42A(V)8 and AN/TPX-42A(V)13 system configurations to the AN/TPX-42A(V)14 system configuration. This is a retrofit to existing equipment and does not constitute a system replacement.

2. AATCC DAIR. Field Change Kits are in use to upgrade the AN/TPX-42A(V)12 and AN/TPX-42A(V)13 system configurations to the AN/TPX-42A(V)14 AATCC DAIR configuration. This is a retrofit to existing equipment and does not constitute a system replacement.

G. DESCRIPTION OF NEW DEVELOPMENT

1. Functional Description. The AN/TPX-42A(V)8, AN/TPX-42A(V)12, AN/TPX-42A(V)13, and AN/TPX-42A(V)14 configurations of the system are similar in function. The upgrades of the major components were intended to improve reliability and quality of the system.

a. AN/TPX-42A(V)14

(1) Data Processing Group OL-541

(a) CP-1716A Radar Target Data Processor. The CP-1716A Radar Target Data Processor detects AN/SPN-43 primary radar video signals, triggers, and azimuth data, and develops a single digital report for each operating aircraft within the range of the antenna scan. It then transfers the messages to the CP-1716 Track Processor. All operating controls, self-test controls, and indicators are located on the front panel of the equipment. The Radar Target Data Processor consists of 28 types of plug-in circuit cards and a power supply.

(b) CV-3477 Analog to Digital Converters. The CV-3477 Analog to Digital Converters accept single speed synchro voltage inputs and produce Azimuth Reference Pulses (ARP) and Azimuth Change Pulses (ACP). The four Analog to Digital Converters provide the ARP and ACP signals for two of four available radar systems and one of four IFF systems. The extra unit is in standby mode for the IFF Radar System.

(c) CP-2177 Video Signal Processor. The CP-2177 Video Signal Processor (VSP) generates target report messages once per antenna scan for each IFF transponder replying within the selected range. The target message is properly formatted and transmitted to the Signal Data Converter after the beam of the rotating antenna has passed each replying aircraft. Two VSPs are provided in the system for dual channel capability. Each unit consists of 32 types of plug-in circuit cards and a power supply. The OL-373 will be integrated into the same rack that replaces the OL-372 in the AN/TPX-42A(V)13 or AN/TPX-42A(V)14.

(2) Conversion-Switching Group OU-162

(a) AN/USQ-69B(V) Data Terminal Set. The AN/USQ-69B(V) Data Terminal Set provides a 25 line, 80 character Cathode Ray Tube display which interfaces with the AN/UYK-44. The 15-inch diagonal display tube has a self-refresh capability. The Data Terminal Set features a three-page display memory, micro program control, character protection, and character emphasis capabilities.

(b) CV-3953 Signal Data Converter. The CV-3953 Signal Data Converter has dual channel capability in transferring data to and from the AN/UYK-44(V) Data Processing Set. It interfaces the AN/UYK-44(V) with the Video Signal Processor's Frequency Shift Keyed data (no longer a function in the AN/TPX-42A(V)13), the Analog-Digital Converter's ACP data, and the time code generator signals. The Signal Data Converter consists of three types of plug-in circuit cards, an Alarm Driver assembly, and two power supplies.

(c) AN/UYK-44(V)EP/OSM Data Processing Set. The AN/UYK-44(V)EP/OSM Data Processing Set is a militarized, reconfigurable, programmable mini-computer. Two units are used for dual channel capability. Each Data Processing Set has a total memory capacity of 384K words. The AN/TPX-42A(V)14 system will use the enhanced processor version of the AN/UYK-44, which will have five times the processing power of the basic unit. The AN/UYK-44 can be installed as a separate change to the AN/TPX-42A(V)8 system, which allows the system to operate program version five, (i.e., the ability to store map lines). The system remains a AN/TPX-42A(V)8 until a AN/TPX-42A(V)14 kit is installed. To date, aircraft carriers USS John F. Kennedy, USS Constellation, USS Kitty Hawk, USS Abraham Lincoln, USS George Washington, USS Carl Vinson, and the maintenance side of the schoolhouse have the AN/UYK-44(V) EP.

(d) SA-2497 Data Signal Switching Unit. The SA-2497 Data Signal Switching Unit provides interface switching for the Track Processor on Helicopter Assault Landing (LHA), the Track Processor and AN/WSN-5 navigational source on LHDs, and the Track Processor on CV and CVN ships. It also provides switching between radar switchboard and AN/SPN-43 direct data in the event of a switchboard failure. The equipment room local-remote channel switch is also located on this unit. The SA-2497 is designed after the SA-2164.

(e) SA-2164 Data Signal Switching Unit. The SA-2164 Data Signal Switching Unit provides interconnection of the on-line Data Processing Set with the Keyset Central Multiplexer (KCMX) (LHA, CV, and CVN application), Shipboard Data Multiplex System (SDMS) (LHD application), Navy Tactical Data System (NTDS) (LHA application), and Advanced Combat Direction System (ACDS) (LHD, CV, and CVN application). The Data Signal Switching Unit consists of a front panel, relay assemblies, indicator lamps, interrogator set control, and a power supply.

(3) Indicator Control Group OD-220

(a) OD-220 Display Console. The OD-220 Display Console (5 or 8 each) is a new cabinet design housing a 29-inch high resolution (2000 by 1536) diagonal, large screen, raster-scan display. Five or eight display consoles may be used in a typical system.

Note: The CATCC DAIR configuration will have five positions; the AATCC configuration will have eight operator positions.

(b) 506 0001E Keyboard. The 506 0001E Keyboard provides for keyboard inputs by the operator. Five or eight Keyboards may be used in a typical system. The keyboard was designed for application to the CV, CVN, LHA, and LHD missions. It is located on a shelf in front of the display on the OD-220 Display Console.

(c) 625-G2520-2 Trackball. The 625-G2520-2 Trackball assembly interfaces with the Keyboard at each individual indicator. Five or eight Trackballs may be used in a typical system. It is located on a shelf in front of the display on the OD-220 Display Console.

(d) 512890 Writing Panel. The 512890 Writing Panel is a four and one-half by eight inch illuminated writing surface located on the shelf of the OD-220 Console Display.

(e) C-11618 Interrogator Set Control. The C-11618 Interrogator Set Control provides supervisor control for the selection of interrogation modes, processing range, navigational data input source, primary or alternate radar selection, alarm indications, channel selection, and defruiter on-off switching. It consists of a front panel assembly, a switch assembly, and two circuit cards. One Interrogator Set Control on the supervisor console is being used in a typical system.

(f) WordSafe Maxima Video Recorder/Reproducer. The AN/TPX-42A(V)14 has two WordSafe multi-channel magnetic tape recorders connected to the equipment to record flight operations. The WordSafe has 16 channels dedicated to video data recording and 48 channels dedicated to voice recording. Time information is internally generated and does not require a dedicated channel. Information may be recorded by operating position or individual frequency. Use of two tape transports ensures uninterrupted recording capability.

(g) 625-G2520-2 Trackball. The Trackball is used to control a circular symbol across the face of the Cathode Ray Tube. Rolling the Trackball in a particular direction moves the circle in that direction. The faster the Trackball is moved, the faster the symbol moves. The Trackball is used for many tasks: designating a specific aircraft to the system, off-centering the display, moving tabular information, and specifying the location of geographic reference points. The position of the Trackball symbol is displayed numerically in the Trackball Position Readout.

TABLE I-1 - CATCC DAIR AND AATCC DAIR SYSTEM CONFIGURATIONS

AN/TPX-42A(V)8

AN/TPX-42A(V)12

AN/TPX-42A(V)13

AN/TPX-42A(V)14

OL-201 DATA PROCESSING GROUP

OL-372 DATA PROCESSING GROUP

OL-541 DATA PROCESSING GROUP

OL-541 DATA PROCESSING GROUP

CY-7567 Electrical Equipment Cabinet (1 each)

CY-8421 Electrical Equipment Cabinet (1 each)

MT-6932 Electrical Equipment Cabinet (1 each)

MT-6932 Electrical Equipment Cabinet (1 each)

CP-1319A Radar Target Data Processor (1 each)

CP-1319A Radar Target Data Processor (1 each)

CP-1716A Track Processor (1 each)

CP-1716A Track Processor (1 each)

CV-3477 Analog To Digital Converter (3 each)

CV-3477 Analog To Digital Converter (4 each)

CV-3477 Analog To Digital Converter (4 each)

CV-3477 Analog To Digital Converter (4 each)

CN-1506 Signal Processor (1 each)

CN-1506 Signal Processor (1ea)

   

CP-1318 Video Signal Processor (2 each)

CP-1318 Video Signal Processor (2 each)

CP-2177 Video Signal Processor (2 each)

CP-2177 Video Signal Processor (2 each)

 

MT-6439 Electrical Equipment Rack (1 each)

   
 

CP-1716 Track Processor (1 each)

   

AN/USQ-69(V) Data Terminal Set (1 each)

AN/USQ-69(V) Data Terminal Set (1 each)

AN/USQ-69B(V) Single Channel (1 each)

AN/USQ-69B(V) Single Channel (1 each)

OU-131 CONVERSION SWITCHING GROUP

OU-162 CONVERSION SWITCHING GROUP

OU-162 CONVERSION SWITCHING GROUP

OU-162 CONVERSION SWITCHING GROUP

MT-4939 Electrical Equipment Rack (1 each)

MT-6440 Electrical Equipment Rack (1 each)

MT-6440 Electrical Equipment Rack (1 each)

MT-6440 Electrical Equipment Rack (1 each)

MT-4940 Electrical Equipment Rack (1 each)

MT-6443 Electrical Equipment Rack (1 each)

MT-6443 Electrical Equipment Rack (1 each)

MT-6443 Electrical Equipment Rack (1 each)

AN/USH-26(V) Signal Data Record/Repro Unit (1 each)

AN/USH-26(V) Signal Data Record/Repro Unit (1 each)

AN/USQ-69B(V) Dual Channel Data Terminal Set (1 each)

AN/USQ-69B(V) Dual Channel Data Terminal Set (1 each)

CV-3476 Signal Data Converter (1 each)

CV-3953 Signal Data Converter (1 each)

CV-3953 Signal Data Converter (1 each)

CV-3953 Signal Data Converter (1 each)

AN/UYK-44(V) Data Processing Set (2 each)

AN/UYK-44(V)EP Data Processing Set (2 each)

AN/UYK-44(V)EP Data Processing Set (2 each)

AN/UYK-44(V) EP/OSM Data Processing Set (2 each)

 

SA-2497 Data Signal Switching Unit (1 each)

SA-2497 Data Signal Switching Unit (1 each)

SA-2497 Data Signal Switching Unit (1 each)

SA-2164 Data Signal Switching Unit (1 each)

SA-2164 Data Signal Switching Unit (1 each)

SA-2164 Data Signal Switching Unit (1 each)

SA-2164 Data Signal Switching Unit (1 each)

OD-146 INDICATOR CONTROL GROUP

OD-201 INDICATOR CONTROL GROUP

OD-201 INDICATOR CONTROL GROUP

OD-220 INDICATOR CONTROL GROUP

OD-146 Display Console (5 each)

OD-201 Display Console (5 each)

OD-201 Display Console (5 each)

OD-220 Display Console (5 or 8 each)

PP-7433 Power Supply (5 each)

PP-7433 Power Supply (5 each)

PP-7433 Power Supply (5 each)

 

C-10330 Indicator Control Box (5 each)

C-11619 Indicator Control Box (5 each)

C-11619 Indicator Control Box (5 each)

 

KY-844 Keyboard Controller (5 each)

KY-900 Keyboard Controller (5 each)

KY-900 Keyboard Controller (5 each)

506 0001E Keyboard (5 or 8 each)

 

MX-10719 Position Entry Module (5 each)

MX-10719 Position Entry Module (5 each)

625-G2520-2 Trackball (5 or 8 each)

505580-1Illuminated Writing Panel (5 each)

512890-2 Illuminated Writing Panel (5 each)

512890-2 Illuminated Writing Panel (5 each)

Writing Panel

P/N 512890 (5 or 8 each)

C-10329 Interrogator Set Control (1 each)

C-11618 Interrogator Set Control (1 each)

C-11618 Interrogator Set Control (1 each)

C-11618 Interrogator Set Control (1 each)

RD-379A(V)/UNH Magnetic Recorder/Reproducer (1 each)

RD-379A(V)/UNH Magnetic Recorder/Reproducer (1 each)

RC-3212 or WordSafe Maxima Video Recorder/Reproducer (1 each)

WordSafe Maxima Video Recorder/Reproducer (1 each)

Junction Box 502799-1 (4 each)

Junction Box 502799-1 (4 each)

Junction Box 502799-1 (4 each)

Junction Box 502799-1 (4 or 8 each)

Junction Box 502799-100 (1 each)

Junction Box 502799-100 (1 each)

Junction Box 502799-100 (1 each)

Junction Box 502799-100 (1 each)

2. Physical Description. All of the components listed below are the same as the AN/TPX-42A(V)13 with the exception of the OD-220 Display console.

AN/TPX-42(V)14

NOMENCLATURE

HEIGHT

WIDTH

DEPTH

WEIGHT

CP-1716A/TPX-42A(V) Track Processor

13.00

19.00

23.00

93

CV-3477 A/D Converter

5.25

4.25

17.75

13

CP-2177 Video Signal Processor

13.00

19.00

23.00

93

MT-6440 Electrical Cabinet

65.00

27.25

29.75

100

MT-6443 Electrical Cabinet

65.00

27.25

29.75

100

AN/USQ-69B(V) Single Channel

20.00

19.00

27.25

147

CV-3953 Signal Data Converter

22.75

19.00

20.00

128

AN/UYK-44(V) Data Processing Set

20.00

19.25

21.25

220

SA-2497/TPX42A(V) Data Signal Switching Unit

9.00

23.50

49.00

58

SA-2164 Data Signal Switching Unit

9.00

23.50

19.00

58

OD-220 Display Console

49.31

30.03

32.50

695

Note: All OD-220 group components are contained within or on the OD-220 Display Console.

3. New Development Introduction. The AN/TPX-42A(V)14 is a new procurement for LHA, LHD, CV, and CVN ships. New platforms will originally receive the AN/TPX-42A(V)14 system configuration. Existing AN/TPX-42A(V)8 and AN/TPX-42A(V)13 systems are being upgraded to the AN/TPX-42A(V)14 configuration through the use of field change kits. The four unique AN/TPX-42A(V)12 configurations will also be upgraded with AN/TPX-42A(V)14 kits.

4. Significant Interfaces. The AN/TPX-42A(V)14 operates in conjunction with several shipboard radar systems and requires trigger and azimuth data so the DAIR information can be superimposed on and correlated with the primary video. The system interfaces are listed below:

    • AN/UPX-37 Digital Interrogator
    • ACDS
    • NTDS
    • KCMX
    • PALS
    • AN/USQ-82(V) SDMS
    • AN/SPN-43 series Radar System and alternate radar sources
    • AN/UPX-23, AN/UPX-25, AN/UPX-27 IFF interrogators
    • RD-379A/UNH Recorder-Reproducer and SG-1064/U Time Code Generator
    • SB-1505, SB-4149, SB-4229 Radar Switchboards

5. New Features, Configurations, or Material. The AN/TPX-42A(V)14 is a retrofit procurement for LHA, LHD, CV, and CVN ships. Some of the improvements over the other configurations are:

    • Improved IFF processor increases target capacities from 200 to more than 800 per scan
    • Radar track processor with 200 tracks and scan capability in the 60-nm mode
    • IFF and radar track correlation
    • Sixty percent faster refresh rate on the indicators with 50 percent greater symbol and data display capacity
    • Enhanced AN/UYK-44 computer with 68040 microprocessor based processing power
    • Quick action key sequences
    • Expanded ACDS interface
    • Four versus three navigational sources
    • Elimination of the old IFF Normal-Emergency switch and its restrictions
    • Stiff stick replaced by a trackball
    • Additional interface ports for expansion to CVNS, SYS-2, etc.
    • Virtual elimination of "coasting" tracks through better processors and improved tracking software algorithms
    • Improved hardware design for even better uptime and easier maintainability
    • A track can be initiated and maintained on skin paint, IFF position data only, Mode 1, Mode C, Mode 3, and Mode 2, or any combination of the same.

H. CONCEPTS

1. Operational Concept. The CATCC DAIR and AATCC DAIR systems are Air Traffic Control systems in which an operator (or team of operators) control air traffic via the display devices. Operation includes gathering and assembling information for air traffic within a given area. AATCC DAIR system operators require Air Traffic Controllers (AC) with NEC 6903. The operators of the CATCC DAIR system require personnel in the AC rating with NEC 6902.

2. Maintenance Concept. The maintenance concepts for the AN/TPX-42(V)8, AN/TPX-42(V)12, AN/TPX-42(V)13, and AN/TPX-42(V)14 are based on two levels of maintenance, organizational and depot. No intermediate level maintenance is required.

a. Organizational. Per OPNAVINST 4790.4B, organizational level maintenance for AATCC DAIR and CATCC DAIR consists of using Built-In Test (BIT) to isolate faults, system operational checks, alignments, adjustments, and repairs. Repairs are made by isolating discrete chassis components, modules, or digital circuit cards, and replacing the failed items.

Those components not repairable at the organizational level are returned to the depot facility through the supply system for disposition per repairable turn-in procedures described in Naval Supply Systems Command (NAVSUP) Publication 485 and the Master Repairable List, NAVSUP Publication 4107-N. The organizational maintenance on AN/TPX-42(V)8, AN/TPX-42(V)12, AN/TPX-42(V)13 is performed by Electronic Technicians (ETs) with NEC 1568, also ETs with NEC 1576 perform maintenance on AN/TPX-42(V)8 only. The maintenance on AN/TPX-42(V)14 performed by ETs with NEC 15XX.

(1) Preventive Maintenance. Organizational level Preventive Maintenance (PM) in support of the AN/TPX-42(V)8, AN/TPX-42(V)12, AN/TPX-42(V)13, and AN/TPX-42(V)14 is accomplished per Maintenance Requirement Cards (MRCs) and maintenance instruction manuals prepared for the system. PM consists of inspection, cleaning, lubricating, pressurization checks, calibration, and operational checks.

(2) Corrective Maintenance. Organizational level Corrective Maintenance (CM) in support of the AN/TPX-42(V)8, AN/TPX-42(V)12, AN/TPX-42(V)13, and AN/TPX-42(V)14 consists of fault isolation of Weapon Replaceable Assemblies (WRAs) and Shop Replaceable Assemblies (SRAs) using BIT equipment and special purpose electronic test equipment. CM also includes removal and replacement of WRAs and SRAs, and operational test to verify repairs.

b. Intermediate. No intermediate maintenance is required to support the AN/TPX-42(V)8, AN/TPX-42(V)12, AN/TPX-42(V)13, and AN/TPX-42(V)14.

c. Depot. Depot level maintenance responsibilities include restoration of repairables which are beyond the organizational level capability including inspection, test, repair, modification, alteration, modernization, conversion, overhaul, reclamation, or rebuilding of parts, assemblies, subassemblies, components, and equipment to "like new" condition. Common DAIR items (common to the AN/TPX-42A(V)5 DAIR) will be repaired at the Sacramento Air Logistics Center, McClellan Air Force Base, California, under a joint task agreement. The contractor will repair all AATCC DAIR and CATCC DAIR unique items at the depot level until the proposed Material Support Date of March 2002.

d. Interim Maintenance. Mobile Technical Units are and will be providing technical assistance to the organizational level technicians. Engineering technical services are available through NAWCAD St. Inigoes on an on-call basis.

e. Life-Cycle Maintenance Plan. The AATCC DAIR and CATCC DAIR have no established Life-Cycle Maintenance Plan. The AATCC DAIR and CATCC DAIR are maintained through scheduled and unscheduled inspections until the components become unserviceable.

3. Manning Concept. The installation of the AN/TPX-42A(V)14 will not change operator or maintainer requirements for current CV, CVN, LHA, and LHD ship manpower. The operators of the AN/TPX-42A(V)14 are ACs with NEC 6902 and 6903. Navy Electronics Technician (ET) personnel completing pipeline course C-103-2056 at Naval Air Technical Training Center (NATTC) Pensacola will be awarded NEC 15XX (awaiting approval), AN/TPX-42A(V)14 Shipboard DAIR Maintenance Technician. Technicians with NEC 1568 (AN/TPX-42A(V)13 Shipboard DAIR Maintenance Technician) and 1576 (CATCC DAIR Maintenance Technician) who receive delivery training at NAWCAD St. Inigoes will have to submit a request for the award of NEC 15XX. Ships having the AN/TPX-42A(V)14 installed must update manpower documents to reflect the change to new NEC 15XX. ETs perform maintenance on the applicable configuration.

4. Training Concept. Initial operator (AC) and maintainer (ET) training on the AN/TPX-42A(V)14 configuration began in first quarter FY99 at NAWCAD St. Inigoes. Follow-on training for CATCC and AATCC operators and maintainers is being conducted on AN/TPX-42(V)8, AN/TPX-42(V)12, and AN/TPX-42(V)13 configurations at NATTC Pensacola. Follow-on training on the AN/TPX-42A(V)14 configuration will begin in FY02 at NATTC Pensacola, requiring a new course. Until NATTC Pensacola is on-line, NAWCAD St. Inigoes will conduct operator, maintainer, and instructor training. Technicians completing on-the-job training for AN/TPX-42(V)8 must submit a request for the awarding of NEC 1576 via chain of command since this NEC is no longer assigned as part of formal training.

a. Initial Training. Initial training for the AN/TPX-42A(V)8, 12, and 13 have been completed. Initial training for the AN/TPX-42A(V)14 has been developed and is being provided by NAWCAD St. Inigoes. This training, which began in first quarter FY99, consists of difference training. Initial training for the AN/TPX-42A(V)14 is ongoing and being conducted for each command during installation.

Title

AN/TPX-42A(V)14 Initial Operator

Description

This course familiarizes operators with differences between the AN/TPX-42A(V)14 and AN/TPX-42A(V)8, AN/TPX-42A(V)12, and AN/TPX-42A(V)13

Location

NAWCAD St. Inigoes

Length

5 days

RFT date

FY99

TTE/TD

Refer to Part IV.A.1

Prerequisites

C-222-2010, Air Traffic Controller

NECs 6902 or 6903

Title

AN/TPX-42A(V)14 Initial Maintenance

Description

This course familiarizes maintainers with differences between the AN/TPX-42A(V)14 and AN/TPX-42A(V)8, AN/TPX-42A(V)12, and AN/TPX-42A(V)13.

Location

NAWCAD St. Inigoes

Length

19 days

RFT date

FY99

TTE/TD

Refer to Part IV.A.1

Prerequisites

A-100-0138, Electronics Technician Core A School

A-100-0140, Electronics Technician Strand A School

NECs 1568 or 1576

b. Follow-on Training

Title

Carrier Air Traffic Control Center Operations

CIN

C-222-2012

Model Manager

NATTC Pensacola

Description

This course provides operators with operational procedures for the CATCC systems.

Location

NATTC Pensacola

Length

40 days

RFT date

Currently available

Skill identifier

AC 6902

TTE/TD

Refer to Part IV.A.1

Prerequisites

C-222-2010, Air Traffic Controller

Title

Amphibious Air Traffic Control Center Operations

CIN

C-222-2019

Model Manager

NATTC Pensacola

Description

This course provides operators with operational procedures for the AATCC systems.

Location

NATTC Pensacola

Length

40 days

RFT date

Currently available

Skill identifier

AC 6903

TTE/TD

Refer to Part IV.A.1

Prerequisites

C-222-2010, Air Traffic Controller

Note: Officers filling billets with Navy Officer Billet Classification (NOBC) 8658 will attend two week course C-2G-2019, CATCC DAIR Operations Officer, or C-2G-XXXX, AATCC DAIR Operations Officer course.

Title

AN/TPX42A(V)13 Shipboard DAIR Maintenance Technician Pipeline

CIN

C-103-2055, Path: 2

Model Manager

NATTC Pensacola

Description

This course provides instruction on the organizational maintenance of the AN/TPX-42A(V) 8, 12, and 13 DAIR.

Location

NATTC Pensacola

Length

131 days

RFT date

Currently available

Skill identifier

ET 1568

TTE/TD

Refer to Part IV.A.1

Prerequisite

A-100-0138, Electronics Technician Core A School

A-100-0140, Electronics Technician Strand A School

Title

AN/TPX42A(V)14 Shipboard DAIR Maintenance Technician Pipeline

CIN

C-103-2056

Model Manager

NATTC Pensacola

Description

This course will provide instruction on the organizational maintenance of the AN/TPX-42A(V)14 DAIR.

Location

NATTC Pensacola

Length

96 days

RFT date

First quarter FY02

Skill identifier

ET 15XX

TTE/TD

Refer to Part IV.A.1

Prerequisite

A-100-0138, Electronics Technician Core A School

A-100-0140, Electronics Technician Strand A School

c. Student Profiles

SKILL IDENTIFIER

PREREQUISITE SKILL AND

KNOWLEDGE REQUIREMENTS

ET 1568, 15XX

A-100-0138, Electronics Technician Core A School

A-100-0140, Electronics Technician Strand A School

AC 6902, 6903

C-222-2010, Air Traffic Controller

d. Training Pipelines

(1) C-103-2055, AN/TPX-42A(V)13 Shipboard DAIR Maintenance Technician Pipeline. The required changes to the course C-103-2054 will remove Type 8 curriculum and be reduced by two weeks in length in second quarter FY01. AN/TPX42A(V)8 curriculum will be eliminated from the course pipeline. Current facility constraints require removal of AN/TPX42A(V)8 components to facilitate the installation of the AN/TPX42A(V)14 system.

(2) C-103-2056, AN/TPX42A(V)14 Shipboard DAIR Maintenance Technician Pipeline. A new course C-103-2056 will be established and begin training in first quarter FY02 to include AN/TPX-42A(V)14 familiarization, maintenance, and operation. Upon completion of the pipeline course, personnel will receive NEC 15XX. The course length will be nine weeks. The course pipeline will be 13 weeks.

I. ON-BOARD (IN-SERVICE) TRAINING

1. Proficiency or Other Training Organic to the New Development. AC personnel with NEC 6902 and 6903 are required attend the following formal training to maintain proficiency on the CATCC and AATCC DAIR systems.

Title

Carrier Air Traffic Control Center Fundamentals Course

CIN

C-222-2014

Model Manager

NATTC Pensacola

Description

This course provides apprentice-level ACs with fundamental carrier air traffic control knowledge.

Location

NATTC Pensacola

Length

40 days

RFT date

Currently available

Skill identifier

None

TTE/TD

Refer to Part IV.A.1

Prerequisites

C-222-2010, Air Traffic Controller

Title

Carrier Air Traffic Control Center Team Training

CIN

C-222-2017

Model Manager

NATTC Pensacola

Description

This course provides refresher training to ACs to ensure proficiency with operational procedures CATCC systems.

Location

NATTC Pensacola

Length

12 days

RFT date

Currently available

Skill identifier

None

TTE/TD

Refer to Part IV.A.1

Prerequisites

C-222-2010, Air Traffic Controller

Title

Amphibious Air Traffic Control Center Team Training

CIN

C-222-2020

Model Manager

NATTC Pensacola

Description

This course provides refresher training to ACs to ensure proficiency with operational procedures AATCC systems.

Location

NATTC Pensacola

Length

12 days

RFT date

Currently available

Skill identifier

None

TTE/TD

Refer to Part IV.A.1

Prerequisites

C-222-2010, Air Traffic Controller

a. Maintenance Training Improvement Program. NA

b. Aviation Maintenance Training Continuum System. NA

2. Personnel Qualification Standards. The CV and CVN CATCC Personnel Qualification Standards (PQS) NAVEDTRA 43496-6C was approved in February 1998. Changes to PQS will be required to accommodate AN/TPX-42A(V)14 hardware and software.

3. Other On-Board or In-Service Training Packages. NA

J. LOGISTICS SUPPORT

1. Manufacturer and Contract Numbers

 

 

CONTRACT NUMBER

MANUFACTURER

ADDRESS

N00039-81-C-016J, N00039-84-C-0334, N00039-84-C-0411, N00019-90-C-0219

Telephonics Corporation, Command Systems Division (formerly Eaton Corporation, Command Systems Division)

815 Broad Hollow Road

Farmingdale, NY 11735

N00421-97-C-1434

Marconi

6500 Tracor Lane

Austin, TX 78725-2050

2. Program Documentation. The Integrated Logistics Support Plan (ILSP) for the AN/TPX-42A(V)12 is NAVAIR ATC ILSP-0007 (Revision 2), dated February 1992. The Operational Logistics Support Summary (OLSS) for the AN/TPX-42A(V)8 is Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command SPAWAR P4110.524, dated January 1985. The AN/TPX-42A(V)12 ILSP will be updated to incorporate the AN/TPX-42A(V)13 and AN/TPX-42A(V)14 configurations and is expected to be completed by July 2000.

3. Technical Data Plan. Planned Maintenance System documentation for AATCC and CATCC DAIR has been developed by NAWCAD St. Inigoes. NAWCAD St. Inigoes has developed operator manuals for AATCC and CATCC DAIR. The technical documentation, including maintenance and troubleshooting procedures, logic flow diagrams, illustrated parts breakdown, and performance and maintenance standards for each assembly of the AATCC and CATCC DAIR System is available in manuscript format.

Documentation for equipment utilized with other DAIR configurations [e.g., AN/UYK-44(V), AN/USH-26(V)] is currently available. A detailed listing of publications is contained in Section IV.B.4 of this NTSP. Technical manuals will conform to MIL-STD-15071H and MIL-M-38784A. Final AN/TPX-42A(V)12 and AN/TPX-42A(V)13 configuration manuals were procured under contract N00019-90-C-0219. A 65 percent in-process review was held in May 1992. The manufacturer delivers two sets of manuals with each system. The AN/TPX-42A(V)14 manuals will be delivered after installation of the system is complete.

4. Test Sets, Tools, and Test Equipment. The AN/TPM-32 VSP Test set is Special Purpose Electronic Test Equipment (SPETE) required for the CP-1318. Refer to Part IV.A.1 for applicable Technical Training Equipment (TTE) for CATCC DAIR and AATCC DAIR systems.

5. Repair Parts. The CATCC and AATCC DAIR Systems will be supported through Naval Inventory Control Point (NAVICP), Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania. The AN/TPX-42A(V)14 proposed Material Support Date (MSD) is March 2002. The common DAIR equipment is already under NAVICP support. The existing AN/TPX-42A(V)8 systems are supported by NAVICP, which has program support responsibilities. Acquisition and supply support procedures are listed in the AN/TPX-42A(V)8 OLSS NAVELEX P4110.524 dated January 1985.

6. Human Systems Integration. NA

K. SCHEDULES

1. Installation and Delivery Schedules

INSTALLATION SCHEDULE OF THE AN/TPX-142A(V)14

ACTIVITY

FY99

FY00

FY01

FY02

FY03

FY04

FY05 AND BEYOND

CVN-72

1

           

CVN-69

     

1

     

CVN-76

1

           

CVN-68

1

           

LHA1

1

           

Integrated Combat System Test Facility (ICSTF)

 

1

         

NATTC Pensacola

   

1

       

CV-67

   

1

       

CVN-70

     

1

     

CVN-71

     

1

     

LHD-1

       

1

   

LHD-2

           

1

CVN-74

       

1

   

CVN-73

       

1

   

CVN-65

         

1

 

LHD-4

           

1

CV-63

           

1

LHD-3

         

1

 

CVN-75

           

1

LHD-6

           

1

LHA-2

           

1

LHD-5

           

1

LHA-3

           

1

LHA-4

           

1

LHA-5

           

1

NAWCAD

           

1

NATTC

           

1

ICSTF

           

1

2. Ready For Operational Use Schedule. The AN/TPX-42A(V)14 is ready for operational use at each activity upon completion of retrofit.

3. Time Required to Install at Operational Sites. Time required to retrofit AN/TPX-42A(V)14 on ships with the AN/TPX-42A(V)8 and AN/TPX-42A(V)12s is three months. Retrofit time required on ships with AN/TPX-42A(V)13 is three weeks.

4. Foreign Military Sales and Other Source Delivery Schedule. NA

5. Training Device and Technical Training Equipment Delivery Schedule. Upgrade of the AN/TPX-42A(V)8 to AN/TPX-42A(V)14 TTE is expected to be completed second quarter FY01. Upgrade of the AN/TPX-42A(V)12 and AN/TPX-42A(V)13 TTE to the AN/TPX-42A(V)14 TTE is expected to be completed in FY07.

The AATCC Operator Lab and CATCC Operator Lab 15G30 Training Device (TD) will be modified to replicate AN/TPX-42A(V)14 hardware and software in support of the AATCC and CATCC operator courses.

L. GOVERNMENT FURNISHED EQUIPMENT AND CONTRACTOR FURNISHED EQUIPMENT TRAINING REQUIREMENTS. NA

M. RELATED NTSPs AND OTHER APPLICABLE DOCUMENTS

DOCUMENT

OR NTSP TITLE

DOCUMENT

OR NTSP NUMBER

PDA

CODE

STATUS

AN/SPN-43 Systems NTP

E-50-8503

PMA213

Approved

May 1994

AN/TPX-42A(V)5, 10 NTP

E-50-7005E

PMA213

Approved

January 1994

AN/TPX-42A(V)8, 12, 13 NTP

E-50-8502A/A

PMA213

Approved

August 1993

AN/FPN-63 NTP

E-50-7404E/A

PMA213

Approved

February 1991

CV/CVN CATCC PQS

NAVEDTRA 43496-6A

 

October 1987

AN/TPX-42A(V)12

NAVAIR ATC ILSP-0007 (Revision 2)

PMA213

Approved

February 1992

Operational Logistics Support Summary AN/TPX-42A(V)8

SPAWAR P4110.524

PMA213

Approved

January 1985



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