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APPROVED

NAVY TRAINING SYSTEM PLAN

FOR THE

ENHANCED TERMINAL

VOICE SWITCH

N88-NTSP-A-50-9701/A

APRIL 1999

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

The Enhanced Terminal Voice Switch (ETVS) program is a joint procurement with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for a voice switching system. The ETVS will replace the OJ-314/FSC voice switch, the AN/FSA-58 voice switch, the OA-7621/FSA-52 used for landline connectivity, and the AN/FSA-47 used for air and ground transfer control. The FAA has the acquisition lead for the ETVS contract awarded to Denro, Incorporated, on 26 July 1995. The ETVS is currently in Phase Two (Engineering and Manufacturing Development) of the Weapon System Acquisition Process.

The ETVS performs all control functions needed for Air Traffic Control (ATC) voice communications. It provides air-to-ground communications between controllers and aircraft under their control, as well as inter/intra-facility communications. Three types of communications access are available: Radio, Intercom, and Telephone Links. ETVS is mounted in a canopy, much like the existing voice switch, and will provide the required flexibility to manage voice requirements for any size Department of Defense (DoD) ATC facility.

The ETVS is a combined Non-Developmental Item (NDI) and developmental effort Pre-Planned Product Improvement (P3I) system. ETVS underwent the equivalent of a Developmental Test and Evaluation (DT&E) and began Operational Test and Evaluation (OT&E) in April 1998. DT&E testing of the NDI system was a comprehensive First Article Test (FAT) and Production Acceptance Test (PAT) on the first article system. It was conducted at Denro, Incorporated, in January 1997.

Following FAT and PAT, the first article system was shipped to the Federal Aviation Administration Technical Center (FAATC) in April 1997, where it underwent site installation, Site Acceptance Testing (SAT), and reliability and stability testing. OT&E began at the FAATC in April 1998 and completed shakedown OT&E at Air Traffic Control Tower (ATCT) Santa Barbara in May 1998. Integrated OT&E at ATCT Colorado Springs began in May 1998 and is scheduled for completion July 1999. The FAA In-Service Decision (ISD), or Milestone III, is scheduled for July 1999. This will give the FAA and United States Department of the Navy (DoN) the required production decision for full-scale production and delivery. Each P3I subsystem will undergo lower level DT&E to the degree necessary to ensure consistent compliance with requirements.

DoN Air Traffic Controllers will operate the ETVS. The ETVS will be maintained using the same skills necessary to maintain existing ATC communications equipment. The maintenance concept is two level, organizational to depot. Organizational level maintenance will be performed by USN Electronics Technicians (ETs) with Navy Enlisted Classification (NEC) 1570, Marine Corps Electronics Technicians with Military Occupational Specialty (MOS) 5954 working out of the ground electronics maintenance division, and Civil Service personnel. ETVS will not require additional operator or maintainer billets. The ETVS training program consists of:

    • Initial on-board training for operator and maintenance personnel provided by the installation contractor.
    • A Class "G1" ETVS Hardware Maintenance Course embedded into the existing Electronics Technician (ET) Communication Technician NEC 1570 pipeline.
    • Follow-on training for operators provided through ATC Facility Training Programs.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Page

Executive Summary ii

List of Acronyms v

Preface viii

PART I - TECHNICAL PROGRAM DATA

A. Title-Nomenclature-Program I-1

B. Security Classification I-1

C. Navy Training System Plan Principals I-1

D. System Description I-2

E. Developmental Test and Operational Test I-2

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

G. Description of New Development I-4

H. Concepts I-7

I. On-Board (In-Service) Training I-12

J. Logistics Support I-13

K. Schedules I-14

L. Government Furnished Equipment and Contractor Furnished Equipment

Training Requirements I-16

M. Related Navy Training System Plans and Other Applicable Documents I-17

PART II - BILLET AND PERSONNEL REQUIREMENTS II-1

PART III - TRAINING REQUIREMENTS III-1

PART IV - TRAINING LOGISTICS SUPPORT REQUIREMENTS IV-1

PART V - MAJOR MILESTONES V-1

PART VI - ACTION AND/OR DECISIONS VI-1

PART VII - POINTS OF CONTACT VII-1

 

 

 

LIST OF ACRONYMS

AC

Air Traffic Controller

ACDU

Active Duty

AFB

Air Force Base

A/G

Air-to-Ground

AOB

Average On Board

ASC

Air Surveillance Center

ATC

Air Traffic Control

ATCT

Air Traffic Control Tower

ATIR

Annual Training Input Requirement

   

BIOT

British Indian Ocean Territory

BS

Basic System

   

CD ROM

Compact Disk-Read Only Memory

CFY

Current Fiscal Year

CIN

Course Identification Number

CINCLANTFLT

Commander-In-Chief, United States Atlantic Fleet

CINCPACFLT

Commander-In-Chief, United States Pacific Fleet

CNET

Chief of Naval Education and Training

CNO

Chief of Naval Operations

CTD

Communications Traffic Data

   

DoD

Department of Defense

DoN

Department of the Navy

DT&E

Developmental Test and Evaluation

   

EMI

Electro-Magnetic Interference

ET

Electronics Technician

ETVS

Enhanced Terminal Voice Switch

   

FAA

Federal Aviation Administration

FAALC

Federal Aviation Administration Logistics Center

FAATC

Federal Aviation Administration Technical Center

FACSFAC

Fleet Area Control and Surveillance Facility

FAT

First Article Test

FY

Fiscal Year

   

G/G

Ground-to-Ground

   

HS

Head Set or Hand Set

   

ILSP

Integrated Logistics Support Plan

ISD

In-Service Decision

   

LCD

Liquid Crystal Display

LRU

Line Replaceable Unit

LS

Loud Speaker

   

MCAF

Marine Corps Air Facility

MCAS

Marine Corps Air Station

MIS

Management Information System

MOJT

Managed On-the-Job Training

MOS

Military Occupational Specialty

MRU

Military Radar Unit

   

NA

Not Applicable

NAF

Naval Air Facility

NALF

Naval Auxiliary Landing Field

NAS

Naval Air Station

NATTC

Naval Air Technical Training Center

NAVAIRSYSCOM

Naval Air Systems Command

NAVPERSCOM

Navy Personnel Command

NDI

Non-Developmental Item

NEC

Navy Enlisted Classification

NOLF

Naval Outlying Field

NS

Naval Station

NTSP

Navy Training System Plan

NWC

Naval Weapons Center

   

ORD

Operational Requirements Document

OT&E

Operational Test and Evaluation

OVR

Override

   

P3I

Pre-Planned Product Improvement

PAT

Production Acceptance Test

PEM

Position Electronics Module

PFY

Previous Fiscal Year

PM

Preventive Maintenance

PMOS

Primary Military Occupational Specialty

PMRF

Pacific Missile Range Facility

PNEC

Primary Navy Enlisted Classification

   

RFT

Ready For Training

   

SAT

Site Acceptance Testing

SELRES

Selected Reserve

SMCR

Selected Marine Corps Reserve

SMOS

Secondary Military Occupational Specialty

SNEC

Secondary Navy Enlisted Classification

SPAWAR

Space and Naval Warfare

SRU

Shop Replaceable Unit

   

TAR

Training and Administration, Reserve

TBD

To Be Determined

TD

Training Device

TED

Touch Entry Device

TTE

Technical Training Equipment

   

UIC

Unit Identification Code

PREFACE

This Approved Navy Training System Plan (NTSP) is an update to the Proposed NTSP dated December 1998. This document has been updated to reflect the revised installation schedule, current manpower and training, and operator and organizational maintenance training. It also includes updated technical and operational evaluation schedules, functional descriptions of planned ETVS upgrades, initial training dates, and qualitative manpower requirements.

N88-NTSP-A-50-9701/A

April 1999

PART I - TECHNICAL PROGRAM DATA

A. TITLE-NOMENCLATURE-PROGRAM

1. Nomenclature-Title-Acronym. Enhanced Terminal Voice Switch (ETVS)

2. Program Element. Not assigned

B. SECURITY CLASSIFICATION

1. System Characteristics Unclassified

2. Capabilities Unclassified

3. Functions Unclassified

C. NAVY TRAINING SYSTEM PLAN 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 (NPC-40, NPC-404)

Director of Naval Training CNO (N7)

Marine Corps Combat Development Command

Manpower Management TFS Division

D. SYSTEM DESCRIPTION

1. Operational Uses. The Enhanced Terminal Voice Switch (ETVS) provides reliable connectivity of Air-to-Ground (A/G) and Ground-to-Ground (G/G) communications for Air Traffic Control (ATC) personnel in the following terminal airspace environments:

a. Air Traffic Control Tower Cab. The Air Traffic Control Tower (ATCT) Cab is used for the control of air traffic landing at or departing from the airport (including ground traffic).

b. Radar Air Traffic Control Facility. The Radar Air Traffic Control Facility (RATCF) is used for radar control of aircraft on approach, departure, and en route within radar range of the airport. Frequently, these facilities are located immediately below an ATCT Cab and are usually in closed rooms to facilitate visibility of radar displays.

c. Fleet Area Control and Surveillance Facility. Fleet Area Control and Surveillance Facilities (FACSFACs) are operated by USN ATC personnel to provide control and management of offshore and inland operating areas designated as special use airspace and dedicated to military use. They accomplish this mission through coordination, scheduling, and control of surface, subsurface, and airborne platforms operating within and transiting to and from these areas.

d. Military Radar Unit. Military Radar Units (MRUs) are operated by the USN to provide flight following and bomb scoring service to military aircraft operating in special use airspace.

2. Foreign Military Sales. There are no Foreign Military Sales planned for the ETVS. ETVS will be installed in government owned air traffic control facilities operated by the FAA, USN, United States Army (USA), and United States Air Force (USAF).

E. DEVELOPMENTAL TEST AND OPERATIONAL TEST. The ETVS is a combined Non-Developmental Item (NDI) and developmental effort Pre-Planned Product Improvement (P3I) system. ETVS underwent the equivalent of a Developmental Test and Evaluation (DT&E) and began Operational Test and Evaluation (OT&E) in April 1998. DT&E testing of the NDI system was a comprehensive First Article Test (FAT) and Production Acceptance Test (PAT) on the first article system conducted at Denro, Incorporated, in January 1997.

Following FAT and PAT, the first article system was shipped to the Federal Aviation Administration Technical Center (FAATC) (World Wide Web: http://www.tc.faa.gov/) in April 1997 where it underwent site installation, Site Acceptance Testing (SAT) and reliability and stability testing. During testing, several software and hardware problems were discovered that created the need for incorporation of Engineering Change Proposals prior to entering into full OT&E. OT&E began at the FAATC in April 1998, and completed shakedown OT&E at ATCT Santa Barbara in May 1998. Integrated OT&E at ATCT Colorado Springs began in May 1998 and is scheduled for completion July 1999. The FAA In-Service Decision (ISD), or Milestone III, is scheduled for July 1999. This will give the FAA and DoN the required production decision for full-scale production and delivery. Each P3I subsystem will undergo lower level DT&E to the degree necessary to ensure consistent compliance with requirements.

F. AIRCRAFT AND/OR EQUIPMENT/SYSTEM/SUBSYSTEM REPLACED. The ETVS will replace the OJ-314/FSC and AN/FSA-58 for shore based activities. These existing systems are essentially electronic key systems and do not contain any processor-managed components or software. The ETVS will provide modular operator positions for USN land based installations. The communications functions provided include A/G radio, intercom, and telephone or landline communications. The functions of two ancillary systems, the OA-7621/FSA-52 and the AN/FSA-47, have been incorporated into the ETVS and, therefore, will be eliminated.

Operational features include direct and indirect access intercom and interphone communications, with or without override (the ability to connect to and communicate with a position, regardless of whether that position has an A/G or G/G call already in progress). The ETVS will also interface to analog G/G carriers and analog A/G radio equipment. Digital G/G interfaces are planned for the near future and will be implemented as P3I. Digital G/G interfaces will be retrofitted to all ETVS switches already fielded when they are available.

Supervisory features of the ETVS include the capability for the supervisor position to record from various operating positions onto ETVS cassette tape recorders, located at the supervisor position, for controller training. These recorders are independent of the legal recorders. Additional supervisory features include the display of maintenance alarms and an audible alarm for unmonitored frequencies. A Management Information System (MIS) will provide supervisors with routine administrative and personnel data (position utilization, training, and supervision). Communications Traffic Data (CTD) and system event collection and reporting will provide a summary of communications utilization, and more detailed position activity information, to both supervisory and maintenance personnel. Both the MIS and the CTD are P3I items and will be incorporated into a final baseline product.

The ETVS will provide software controlled functional reconfiguration capabilities to air traffic supervisors for changing interphone, intercom, and radio frequency connectivity within a facility. One or more designated interactive terminals will provide computer-based reconfiguration for single positions or all ETVS positions.

Maintenance personnel can accomplish physical reconfiguration by the addition of single positions, or single external interfaces to the system, allowing expansion of the base ETVS system without the loss of communication capabilities. The ETVS equipment includes automated diagnostic equipment that provides real-time monitoring of critical system components. Audible and visual alarms located at all system terminals, a maintenance position, and at designated operational positions will alert personnel of failures. A diagnostic display terminal will identify the defective component(s) to the Line Replaceable Unit (LRU) level.

G. DESCRIPTION OF NEW DEVELOPMENT

1. Functional Description. The ETVS is an integrated voice switching system that provides ATC personnel with access to both A/G and G/G connectivity to support the ATC function. The ETVS will permit simultaneous operation of all operational positions to either place calls, receive calls, or both. ETVS will consist of position equipment located at each operational position, which will control the communication switching equipment located in nearby equipment rooms. The system will be modular in design to allow the same Basic System (BS) to be used in facilities ranging in size from fewer than eight positions to as many as 80. There are four BS configurations that support varying ATC requirements. Maximum configurations for the four BSs are shown in the following table:

SYSTEM CLASS

OPERATOR POSITIONS

SUPERVISORY POSITIONS

A/G INTERFACES

G/G INTERFACES

BS-1

9

1

12

12

BS-2

16

2

20

20

BS-3

40

4

50

50

BS-4

80

4

100

100

2. Physical Description

a. Operator Position. The ETVS Touch Entry Device (TED) is a backlit active matrix color Liquid Crystal Display (LCD). A high-bright, electro-magnetic interference (EMI) hardened version will be used in control towers. The TED is software-controlled to display position call activity and selection. Operators are provided with a method for selecting intercom, interphone, radios, and special functions. Pagination, colors, flashing-winking-steady indications, and other controls provide the operator with a status of ongoing communications. ETVS TED sizes are shown in the following table.

POSITION COMPONENT SIZES (IN INCHES)

TOUCH ENTRY DEVICE (TED) POSITION

HEIGHT

WIDTH

DEPTH

LCD Terminal Radar Approach Control

10.10

10.00

2.28

LCD Position (Tower High-Bright/EMI)

9.50

11.25

3.00

TED PEM

8.72

4.32

16.80

TED Control Module

5.72

4.57

2.45

Jackbox Module

1.00

7.00

4.78

Speaker Module

5.72

4.57

2.42

b. Equipment Room. The equipment room contains multiple components housed in equipment racks. Components include card cages; fuse panels, power, operator, and radio distribution panels; power supplies; reserve power; a maintenance position; and duplex convenience outlets. The equipment room consists of cabinet and frame construction. The equipment room cabinets and frames will not exceed 72 inches in height, 36 inches in width, and 30 inches in depth. The loading conditions of each fully equipped cabinet and frame will not exceed an average weight distribution greater than 125 pounds per square foot. Maximum floor space for the four BSs is as follows:

 

SYSTEM CLASS

 

MAXIMUM FLOOR SPACE (INCHES)

 

NUMBER OF CABINET FRAMES

REQUIRED FLOOR SPACE (INCHES)

TOTAL REQUIRED FLOOR SPACE (SQUARE FEET)

WIDTH

DEPTH

BS-1

72 x 48

2

42

78.75

23.0

BS-2

96 x 96

3

63

78.75

34.4

BS-3

96 x 144

4

84

78.75

45.9

BS-4

144 x 156

7

147

78.75

80.4

c. Weight Limits. Removable components will not exceed weight limits specified below so as to permit removal and replacement by one person.

    • For components up to three feet from the floor, 40 pounds.
    • For components between three feet and five feet from the floor, 33 pounds.
    • No equipment, other than small parts or miscellaneous hardware, above five feet from the floor.

3. New Development Introduction. Introduction of new developments will be accomplished through new production to meet procurement scheduling as outlined in paragraph K.1.

4. Significant Interfaces. The ETVS provides interfaces for up to 100 A/G frequencies (one frequency equals one main and standby pair). Each frequency interface will support one of the following, based on airport requirements.

    • Receive only with single (main) receiver.
    • Receive only with main and standby receivers (requiring main and standby transfer capability).
    • Transmit and receive with single main transmitter and receiver.
    • Transmit and receive with main and standby transmitters and receivers, requiring main and standby transfer capabilities.

In addition to the above, the ETVS will accommodate paired frequencies in which Ultra High Frequency and Very High Frequency equipment are operated from the same control circuits and audio lines. The ETVS provides interfaces for up to 100 individual G/G circuits, trunks, or channels. As designated by the USN requirement, each interface shall support:

    • One of the two-wire; or four-wire analog circuits.
    • One Digital Signal Zero level digital voice channel on a terminal carrier.
    • One Integrated Services Digital Network bearer channel with access to the "D" channel of a Primary Rate Interface carrier.

5. New Features, Configurations, or Material. New features that control Head Set and Hand Set (HS) and Loud Speaker (LS) routing of A/G communications will adhere to the following order of precedence:

    • Unattended position transfer to LS (highest precedence)
    • Master LS transfer (if assigned)
    • Group A/G LS during G/G call (if assigned)
    • Automatic A/G transfer to LS during G/G call (if enabled)
    • Per-frequency HS and LS routing

New features that control HS and LS routing of non-override (OVR) G/G communications will adhere to the following order of precedence:

    • Unattended position transfer to LS (highest precedence)
    • Master LS transfer (if assigned)
    • G/G LS transfer

New features that control HS and LS routing of OVR G/G communications will adhere to the following order of precedence:

    • Unattended position transfer to LS (highest precedence)
    • Master LS transfer (if assigned)
    • OVR LS transfer (if assigned)

ETVS segregates any on-line functions performed at the maintenance and supervisory positions from each other and from those performed at the operational positions. These positions require password entry to gain access to the supervisory and maintenance functions.

ETVS provides a maintenance logging function to allow users of the maintenance position and remote maintenance terminals to access information on the recent maintenance history of the ETVS.

ETVS automatically detects and localizes faults to the Line Replaceable Unit (LRU) level and reports results to the maintenance position, supervisory position, any remote maintenance terminals, and the maintenance logging function.

ETVS provides additional audible and visible alarms to signal the detection of system faults or system overheat conditions that could lead to equipment damage or fire. Alarms will be installed within 500 cable feet of the central equipment.

ETVS provides a Management Information System (MIS) at the supervisory workstation, protected by password, allowing supervisors to enter and update the following data.

    • Full name of each operator
    • Identifying code (e.g., digit sequence) for each operator
    • Position(s) at which each operator is authorized to work without direct supervision (by virtue of having been trained and certified)
    • Name of function (e.g., "ground control") fulfilled by each position (stored by position identification)
    • Identification of function or activity represented by locally defined MIS log on codes

At the supervisory workstation, ETVS provides a MIS data reporting facility that can write reports both on screen and in hard copy upon request. Each report will use operator names and position names (extracted from the MIS database) along with their identification codes. Each report covers the range of dates entered by the supervisor and identifies the following as selected by the supervisor.

    • Time that each position was in use
    • Hours spent by each operator in each position
    • Hours spent by each operator in each function (normal shift, Managed On-the-Job-Training (MOJT), over-the-shoulder, local functions, etc.)

H. CONCEPTS

1. Operational Concept. The ETVS will support continuous round-the-clock demand or 100 percent of the duty cycle for ATC tower and radar rooms.

2. Maintenance Concept. The maintenance concept for ETVS is a two-level concept of organizational and depot.

a. Organizational. The ETVS will be maintained using the same skills necessary to maintain existing ATC communications equipment. Organizational level maintenance will be performed by USN Electronics Technicians (ETs) with Navy Enlisted Classification (NEC) 1570, Marine Corps Electronics Technicians with Military Occupational Specialty (MOS) 5954 working out of the ground electronics maintenance division, and Civil Service personnel.

(1) Preventive Maintenance. Preventive Maintenance (PM) includes adjustments, cleaning, lubrication, and periodic inspections including corrosion inspections and preservation to be carried out on a periodic basis. The design of the ETVS is such that the minimum interval for PM will not be less than quarterly and should not require service interruption on more than one position, or external interface, at a time. Excluding administrative and logistical time (time spent on activities such as dispatch time, travel time, paperwork, etc.), PM of the ETVS should not require more than two hours per inspection, regardless of system size.

(2) Corrective Maintenance. Corrective Maintenance (CM) includes on-equipment and off-equipment maintenance actions. On-equipment maintenance consists of fault isolation and removal and replacement at the LRU level to restore prime mission equipment in an operational environment. Off-equipment maintenance includes fault isolation and removal and replacement at the Shop Replaceable Unit (SRU) level. Minor modifications; wire, cable, and/or connector repair; removal and replacement of minor bits and pieces of hardware such as fuse holders, lamp holders, batteries, and other expendable line items are performed. Troubleshooting at this level (to the defective LRU) is accomplished using fault diagnostics and Built-In Test (BIT) equipment supplied with or provided for the system. The ETVS is designed to have a mean time to repair of not more than 30 minutes for any single maintenance action, including time required for fault localizing, repair, test, and restoration to service.

(3) Software Maintenance. The FAA National Airspace System and its subsystems are highly dependent on the sustained operation of their automation programs. To ensure sustainability, a coordinated centrally directed approach to maintenance of operational, support, and diagnostic programs is necessary. The FAA National Airspace System software support concept requires centralized control and configuration management. The FAA Logistics Center (FAALC) will manage and ensure system integration, interoperability, software configuration control, verification, and testing. The FAALC will provide the technical skills necessary to analyze and resolve system-wide problems. Software support will also include the correction and resolution of site unique problems, and the development, control, and maintenance of modifications. The FAALC will also maintain the baseline system, prepare releases of software updates, distribute them to the field, and respond to trouble reports. The global database, which includes each site's specific adaptation parameters, will be maintained at the FAALC.

b. Intermediate. Not Applicable (NA)

c. Depot. Depot maintenance will be performed by the FAA and consist of repairing failed LRUs and SRUs down to the piece part level at the contractor facility. Depot maintenance will also include emergency maintenance, second level engineering support, and other logistics support not available at the organizational level.

d. Interim Maintenance. Interim maintenance is not required for the ETVS.

e. Life-Cycle Maintenance Plan. The DoN is developing a Life-Cycle Maintenance Plan for the ETVS. The design of the system is such that, when properly maintained, ETVS supports continuous, round-the-clock functional and performance requirements throughout a service life of at least ten years.

3. Manning Concept. The ETVS will be operated by existing Air Traffic Controllers (ACs) and maintenance will be performed by USN Electronics Technicians (ETs) with NEC 1570, Marine Corps Electronics Technicians with MOS 5954 working out of the ground electronics maintenance division, and Civil Service personnel. ETVS will not require additional operator or maintainer billets.

4. Training Concept. The ETVS training program consists of:

    • Initial on-board training for operator and maintenance personnel provided by the installation contractor.
    • Class "G1" ETVS Hardware Maintenance Course embedded into the existing Electronics Technician (ET) Communication Technician Navy Enlisted Classification 1570 pipeline.
    • Follow-on training for operators provided through ATC Facility Training Programs.

Factory ETVS Orientation acceptance training was completed in September 1996. Factory ETVS Operation/System Administration and ETVS Hardware Maintenance acceptance training was completed in May 1997 and July 1997, respectively. OT&E training was held in April 1997 at Denro, Inc., for four DoD personnel (two operators and two maintenance technicians).

A Computer-Based Instruction (CBI) course developed by the contractor will be presented on Compact Disk (CD)-Read Only Memory (ROM) media, which will include interactive instruction and testing of ETVS hardware, software, and functional characteristics associated with operator or system administrator positions on the computer display. Instructions, which describe CBI courseware and its use, will be furnished with the software. The software will be provided without restrictions and will be reproducible by the government.

The CBI courseware will operate on a 486/33 computer equipped with 16 megabytes (MB) Random Access Memory (RAM), CD-ROM player, and sound card. The CBI courseware will be divided into two distinct modules: Operation module and System Administration module.

The Operation courseware will permit the student, via computer keyboard manipulation or mouse activation as appropriate, to selectively display on the computer monitor TED position equipment, and to operate the controls displayed on the screen. The software will respond to student control adjustments by simulating expected equipment responses, e.g., microphone activation, audible responses, visual displays, etc.

The System Administration courseware will build on the training provided in the Operation module and will incorporate generic Supervisor Control Terminal (SCT) software and map sets to replicate typical system responses and visual displays the student would normally observe at a supervisor's console. Configuration changes executed by the student in the capacity of system administrator will result in expected changes to the designated operator position(s). The System Administration course will emphasize the mechanics of progressing through the initial configuration events and understanding the flow of data input needed to get on-line.

a. Initial Training. The following three contractor-developed courses were used to provide initial training for acceptance inspection and for development of the ETVS Hardware Maintenance course C-103-2017.

Title..............

ETVS Orientation Course

Description ......

Describes installation and testing procedures. Identifies the responsibility of all personnel involved in the installation and testing efforts. Describes the functions of all assemblies and subassemblies.

Location ..........

Denro, Inc., 9318 Gaither Road, Gaithersburg, Maryland

Length .............

3 days

RFT date .........

March 1996 (completed)

TTE/TD ..........

ETVS was used as TTE. TD was NA.

Prerequisites ....

AC or ET with NEC 1570; MOS 7251 or 5954

 

Title......

ETVS Operation / System Administration

 

Description ......

Operate the system positions for inter- and intra-facility, A/G, and G/G communication. Configure, perform system power-up, power-down, start-over, and recovery of operational modes. Identify error messages/indications and take the appropriate action to correct.

Location ..........

FAATC (William J. Hughes Technical Center), Atlantic City, New Jersey

Length .............

2 days

RFT date .........

May 1997 (completed)

TTE/TD ..........

ETVS was used as TTE. TD was NA.

Prerequisite ....

ETVS Orientation Course

 

 

Title ................

ETVS Hardware Maintenance

Description ......

Install, operate, and maintain the equipment per the technical instruction book. Identify and follow instruction book procedures applicable to all periodic maintenance requirements. Use functional and flow diagrams and test equipment, as required, to localize malfunctions to the appropriate LRU. Remove and replace faulty LRUs. Perform required adjustments to the equipment to restore the equipment performance to specific parameters.

Location ..........

Denro, Inc., 9318 Gaither Road, Gaithersburg, Maryland

Length .............

15 days

RFT date .........

July 1997 (completed)

TTE/TD ..........

ETVS was used as TTE. TD was NA.

Prerequisite ....

ETVS Operation/System Administration

The above contractor-developed maintenance course (hardcopy and software) was provided by Denro, Inc. to Naval Air Technical Training Center (NATTC) Pensacola (World Wide Web: http://www.cnet.navy.mil/cnet/nattc/) instructors in May 1998. NATTC personnel will provide training of maintenance personnel at NATTC Pensacola. This course was also provided to 12 DoD personnel at FAATC in March 1999.

b. Follow-on Training. The following ETVS maintenance training will be embedded into the existing Air Traffic Control Communications Technician NEC 1570 pipeline, C-103-2115.

Title ................

ETVS Hardware Maintenance

CIN .................

C-103-2017

Description ......

Install, operate, and maintain the equipment per the technical instruction book. Identify and follow instruction book procedures applicable to all periodic maintenance requirements. Use functional and flow diagrams and test equipment, as required, to localize malfunctions to the appropriate LRU. Remove and replace faulty LRUs. Perform required adjustments to the equipment to restore the equipment performance to specific parameters.

Location ..........

NATTC Pensacola, Florida

Length .............

15 days

RFT date .........

First quarter FY00

Skill identifier..

ET

TTE/TD ..........

ETVS is used as TTE. TD is NA.

Prerequisite ....

One or more of the following:

  • A-100-0140, Electronics Technician Strand A School
  • C-103-2090, Marine Air Traffic Control (MATC) Communications Technician Pipeline
  • Other service equivalent course(s)

c. Student Profiles

SKILL IDENTIFIER

PREREQUISITE

SKILL AND KNOWLEDGE REQUIREMENTS

AC

MOS 7251

C-222-2010, Air Traffic Controller

ET 1570

A-100-0138, Electronics Technician Core A School

A-100-0140, Electronics Technician Strand A School

C-103-2115, Ground to Air Communications Technician Pipeline

MOS 5954

C-103-2090, Marine Air Traffic Control Communications Technician Pipeline

Civil Service

Any of the above courses/pipelines or other service equivalent course(s)

d. Training Pipeline. The ETVS Hardware Maintenance course will be embedded into the existing ET Communications Technician NEC 1570 pipeline, C-103-2115, Ground To Air Communications Technician Pipeline. USMC and Civil Service personnel will attend only the ETVS Hardware Maintenance course vice the complete communications pipeline.

I. ON-BOARD (IN-SERVICE) TRAINING

1. Proficiency or Other Training Organic to the New Development. The following in-service training and CBI courses will be provided to each ATC facility for incorporation in the ATC Facility Training Program.

 

 

Title ................

ETVS Operation / System Administration

Description ......

Operate the system positions for inter- and intra-facility, A/G, and G/G communication. Configure, perform system power-up, power-down, start-over, and recovery of operational modes. Identify error messages and indications and take the appropriate action to correct.

Length .............

2 days

 

Title ................

ETVS Operation / System Administration Computer Based Instruction

Description ......

Operate the system positions for inter- and intra-facility, A/G, and G/G communication. Configure, perform system power-up, power-down, start-over, and recovery of operational modes. Identify error messages and indications and take the appropriate action to correct.

Length .............

2 days

a. Maintenance Training Improvement Program. NA

b. Aviation Maintenance In-Service Training. NA

2. Personnel Qualification Standards. NA

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

J. LOGISTICS SUPPORT

1. Manufacturer and Contract Number

CONTRACT NUMBER

 

MANUFACTURER

 

ADDRESS

DTFA01-95-C-00027

Denro, Incorporated http://www.denro.com

9318 Gaither Road, Gaithersburg, MD

2. Program Documentation. Technical documents include the Integrated Logistics Support Plan (ILSP), dated July 1994, and Operational Test and Evaluation Test Plan approved January 1997.

3. Technical Data Plan. A Technical Data Package (Revision one) dated 6 June 1996 was approved by the FAA. A Technical Instruction book to support installation, operation, and maintenance of the ETVS hardware, software, and firmware will be provided by Denro, Inc., upon installation of the ETVS.

4. Test Sets, Tools, and Test Equipment. There are no unique requirements for special test sets, special tools, or special test equipment. Software support for operational and training activities will be provided by the FAALC and will include correction and resolution of site unique problems and development, control, and maintenance of modifications.

5. Repair Parts. The only spare repair parts identified at this time are card extenders. Minor bits and pieces of hardware (i.e., fuse holders, lamp holders, and batteries) will also be required. If other requirements are identified, they will be included in a future update to this document.

6. Human Systems Integration. A Human Systems Integration Plan will not be developed for the ETVS system.

K. SCHEDULES

1. Installation Schedule. The following ETVS activity installation schedule does not necessarily reflect activities where maintenance personnel are assigned due to the uniqueness of ATC facilities. Many air stations include operational sites that do not have permanently assigned maintenance personnel. Refer to Part II for billet information and location.

ETVS INSTALLATION SCHEDULE

ACTIVITY

STATE

SIZE

DELIVER AND INSTALL

Air Surveillance Center (ASC) China Lake

California

BS-3

Jun 2001

FACSFAC Hawaii (Pearl Harbor)

Hawaii

BS-3

Oct 2001

FACSFAC Jacksonville

Florida

BS-4

Sep 2000

FACSFAC San Diego

California

BS-3

Feb 2000

FACSFAC Vacapes

Virginia

BS-4

May 2001

MCAF Quantico

Virginia

BS-2

Feb 2002

MCAS Camp Pendleton

California

BS-3

Sep 1999

MCAS Futenma

Japan

BS-3

Oct 2004

MCAS Iwakuni

Japan

BS-3

Mar 2003

MCAS Kaneohe Bay

Hawaii

BS-2

Sep 2001

MCAS Miramar

California

BS-3

Aug 2004

MCAS New River

North Carolina

BS-3

Jun 2002

MCAS Yuma

Arizona

BS-3

Mar 2003

NAF El Centro

California

BS-1

Feb 2000

NALF Orange Grove (Kingsville)

Texas

BS-2

Jul 2002

NALF San Clemente (North Island)

California

BS-2

Feb 2003

NALF San Nicholas Island (Point Mugu)

California

BS-1

Apr 2001

NAS Brunswick

Maine

BS-3

May 2002

NAS Corpus Christi

Texas

BS-3

Aug 2003

NAS Jacksonville

Florida

BS-3

Jun 1999

NAS Keflavik

Iceland

BS-3

Mar 2002

NAS Key West

Florida

BS-3

Feb 2001

NAS Lemoore

California

BS-3

Jul 2003

NAS New Orleans

Louisiana

BS-2

Dec 2001

NAS Norfolk

Virginia

BS-3

Apr 2000

NAS Norfolk Helicopter Tower

Virginia

BS-1

Jun 2000

NAS North Island

California

BS-3

Oct 2000

NAS Oceana

Virginia

BS-3

Jul 2001

NAS Whiting Field (North)

Florida

BS-1

Oct 2002

NAS Whiting Field (South)

Florida

BS-2

Aug 2002

NAS Willow Grove

Pennsylvania

BS-2

Mar 2001

NATTC Pensacola (2 units)

Florida

2/BS-1

Feb 1999

NOLF Cabaniss (Corpus Christi)

Texas

BS-1

Nov 2003

NOLF Choctaw Field

Florida

BS-1

Apr 2004

NOLF Imperial Beach (North Island)

California

BS-1

Nov 2000

NOLF Joe Williams Field (Meridian)

Mississippi

BS-1

Mar 2004

NOLF Waldron (Corpus Christi)

Texas

BS-1

Sep 2003

NOLF Webster Field (Patuxent River)

Maryland

BS-1

Sep 2004

NOLF Whitehouse (Jacksonville)

Florida

BS-1

Nov 2000

NS Guantanamo Bay

Cuba

BS-1

Feb 2004

NS Mayport

Florida

BS-2

Mar 2000

NS Roosevelt Roads

Puerto Rico

BS-3

Jan 2002

NS Rota

Spain

BS-2

Dec 2003

NSF Diego Garcia

BIOT

BS-1

Jul 2000

PMRF Barking Sands

Hawaii

BS-1

Jun 2004

SPAWAR Systems Center Charleston

South Carolina

BS-2

Jan 1999

Transportable ATC Facility

South Carolina

BS-3

Jan 2000

Transportable ATC Facility

South Carolina

BS-2

May 2004

Transportable ATC Facility

South Carolina

BS-2

Aug 2000

2. Ready For Operational Use Schedule. All ETVS systems are considered Ready For Operational Use (RFOU) upon installation.

3. Time Required to Install at Operational Sites. The ETVS will require up to three weeks for installation.

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

5. Training Device and Technical Training Equipment Delivery Schedule. TTE is listed below for "C" School application. TD is NA.

 

 

TE

ACTIVITY

DELIVERY DATE

TIME TO INSTALL

ETVS (two units)

NATTC Pensacola, Florida

April 1999

Three weeks

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

Operational Test and Evaluation Test Plan

NA

ACT-340

Approved Jan 97

ETVS ILSP

94-700-001

ALM-700

Approved Jul 94

DoD Air Traffic Control and Landing System Interoperability with the National Airspace System (DAIN) Mission Needs Statement

JROCM-019-89

HQ AFFSA

Approved May 89

The National Environmental Policy Act

Pubic Law 91-190, 42 U.S.C. 4321 4347, 1 Jan 70 as amended by Public Laws 94-52 and 94-83

NA

Approved 1979

DoD Air Traffic Control and Landing Systems (ATCALS) in the National Airspace System

Operational Requirements Document (ORD) II

HQ AFFSA

Approved Apr 87



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