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NAVY TRAINING SYSTEM PLAN

FOR THE

AN/SPN-35C AIRCRAFT CONTROL

APPROACH CENTRAL RADAR SET

N88-NTSP-A-50-XXXX/D

NOVEMBER 1999

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

The AN/SPN-35C Aircraft Control Approach Central Radar Set is an upgrade to the current AN/SPN-35B. The AN/SPN-35B is deployed on the Landing Helicopter (LH) type ships to provide mode III localizer and glide slope guidance to Navy and Marine Corps aircraft. The AN/SPN-35B radar set is used in conjunction with a Vertical/Short Take-off and Landing, Optical Landing System and the AN/SPN-41A Instrument Control Landing System for precision landing operations. The AN/SPN-35C upgrade requirements are to simplify maintenance and radar operations and improve reliability, maintainability, and system performance. These requirements will be met by replacing the antenna drive reducer motors, antenna actuators, antenna control circuits, transmitter, receiver, and display consoles. Additional system performance improvements will be made by adding Moving Target Detection (MTD), Track While Scan (TWS) capabilities, and Built-In Test (BIT) capabilities. The MTD capability will improve the performance of the AN/SPN-35C when operating in rain at rates up to 16 millimeters per hour and at ranges to 10 nautical miles. The TWS will provide an additional capability for recovering AV-8Bs during the transition from forward flight to hover. The AN/SPN-35 program is in Phase III (Production, Deployment, and Operational Support) of the Weapon System Acquisition Process. Initial Operating Capability of the AN/SPN-35C is planned for Fiscal Year 2001.

The AN/SPN-35C will not impact current manning onboard LH type ships. Personnel currently assigned to ships that operate and maintain the AN/SPN-35B will operate and maintain the AN/SPN-35C. The AN/SPN-35C will be operated by Air Traffic Controllers (AC) with Naval Enlisted Classification (NEC) 6903 assigned to the Amphibious Air Traffic Control Center. The AN/SPN-35C will not require any changes to the operational concept.

The maintenance concept for the AN/SPN-35C is based on two levels of maintenance, organizational and depot. No intermediate level maintenance is required. The upgrade to the AN/SPN-35C configuration will not cause any change to the current maintenance concept. The Electronics Technician (ET) rating with NEC 9602 will maintain the AN/SPN-35C.

Initial and follow-on training will be required for AN/SPN-35C operators and maintainers. The In-Service Engineering Agent (ISEA), Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division (NAVAIRWARCENACDIV) St. Inigoes, Maryland, will provide initial training, and Naval Air Technical Training Center (NATTC) Pensacola, Florida, will provide follow-on training. NATTC Pensacola will develop the curricula for the operator and maintainer courses with technical assistance provided by ISEA, NAVAIRWARCENACDIV St. Inigoes.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Page

Executive Summary i

List of Acronyms iii

Preface v

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-2

G. Description of New Development I-2

H. Concepts I-3

I. Onboard (In-Service) Training I-7

J. Logistics Support I-7

K. Schedules I-8

L. Government-Furnished Equipment and Contractor-Furnished Equipment Training Requirements I-9

M. Related NTSPs and Other Applicable Documents I-9

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

LIST OF ACRONYMS

AATCC

Amphibious Air Traffic Control Center

AC

Air Traffic Controller

AOB

Average On Board

ATIR

Annual Training Input Requirement

   

BIT

Built-In Test

   

CM

Corrective Maintenance

CNO

Chief of Naval Operations

   

ET

Electronics Technician

   

GPETE

General Purpose Electronic Test Equipment

   

ISEA

In-Service Engineering Agent

   

LH

Landing, Helicopter

   

MPT

Manpower, Personnel, and Training

MRC

Maintenance Requirement Card

MTD

Moving Target Detection

   

NAVAIRWARCENACDIV

or NAWCAD

Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division

NATTC

Naval Air Technical Training Center

NEC

Navy Enlisted Classification

NTSP

Navy Training System Plan

   

OPO

OPNAV Principal Official

   

PALS

Precision Approach and Landing System

PM

Preventive Maintenance

PMA

Program Manager, Air

   

RFT

Ready For Training

   

SRA

Shop Replaceable Assembly

   

TD

Training Device

TTE

Technical Training Equipment

TWS

Track While Scan

   

WRA

Weapon Replaceable Assembly

PREFACE

This Draft Navy Training System Plan (NTSP) for the AN/SPN-35C has been developed by the Naval Air Systems Command (AIR 3.4.1.1). This NTSP is the first iteration for the AN/SPN-35C system. It complies with guidelines set forth in the Navy Training Requirements Documentation Manual, OPNAV Publication P-751-1-9-97.

N88-NTSP-A-50-XXXX/D

November 1999

PART I - TECHNICAL PROGRAM DATA

A. NOMENCLATURE-TITLE-PROGRAM

1. Nomenclature-Title-Acronym. AN/SPN-35C, Aircraft Control Approach Central Radar Set

2. Program Element. The program funding element has not been identified at this time.

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-4, PERS-404, PERS-406)

Director of Naval Training CNO (N7)

D. SYSTEM DESCRIPTION

1. Operational Uses. The AN/SPN-35C Aircraft Control Approach Central Radar Set is a Precision Approach and Landing System (PALS) deployed on the Landing Helicopter (LH) type ships to provide mode III localizer and glide slope guidance to Navy and Marine Corps aircraft. The radar set is used in conjunction with a Vertical/Short Take-off and Landing, Optical Landing System and the AN/SPN-41A Instrument Control Landing System for precision landing operations.

2. Foreign Military Sales. No Foreign Military Sales are planned at this time.

E. DEVELOPMENTAL TEST AND OPERATIONAL TEST. Developmental Test and Operational Test will not be required for the AN/SPN-35C. Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division (NAVAIRWARCENACDIV) St. Inigoes, Maryland, will conduct full system testing of the AN/SPN-35C at St. Inigoes to verify compliance with specific performance parameter requirements.

F. AIRCRAFT AND/OR EQUIPMENT/SYSTEM/SUBSYSTEM REPLACED. The AN/SPN-35C is an upgrade to the AN/SPN-35B. The upgrade will replace the existing drive reducer motors, antenna control circuits, transmitter, receiver, and display consoles with all new solid state components designed to extend the life cycle of the current system.

G. DESCRIPTION OF NEW DEVELOPMENT

1. Functional Description. The AN/SPN-35C will have the same functional requirements of the AN/SPN-35B as well as the following new functional requirements. The new requirements are to simplify maintenance and radar operations and improve reliability, maintainability, and system performance. These requirements will be met by replacing the antenna drive reducer motors, antenna actuators, antenna control circuits, transmitter, receiver, and display consoles. Additional system performance improvements will be made by adding Moving Target Detection (MTD), Track While Scan (TWS) capabilities, and Built-In Test (BIT) capabilities. The MTD capability will improve the performance of the AN/SPN-35C when operating in rain at rates up to 16 millimeters per hour and at ranges to 10 nautical miles. The TWS will provide an additional capability for recovering AV-8Bs during the transition from forward flight to hover.

2. Physical Description. The following parameters have been established for the AN/SPN-35C physical characteristic requirements. These requirements have been established to minimize the impact of the upgrade.

NOMENCLATURE

WEIGHT

DIMENSIONS

LOCATION

Radar/Processor Controller

Must weigh less than 75 pounds

19.0"D x 18.7"W x 9.0"H

Radar and Indicator Control Cabinet

Receiver

Must weigh less than 50 pounds

18.0"D x 18.0"W x 8.0"H

Receiver-Transmitter Cabinet

Antenna Control Drawer

Must weigh less than 100 pounds

19.0"D x 18.7"W x 9.0"H

Radar and Indicator Control Cabinet

Antenna Modification Kit

Must weigh less than 150 pounds

NA

05 level of ship

Receiver

Must weigh less than 50 pounds

18.0"Dx18.0"Wx8.0"H

Receiver-Transmitter Cabinet

Antenna Control Drawer

Must weigh less than 50 pounds

19.0"Dx18.7"Wx9.0"H

Radar and Indicator Control Cabinet

Transmitter

Must weigh less than 160 pounds

19.0"Dx17.0"Wx21"H

Receiver-Transmitter Cabinet

Displays

TBD

20.1" diagonal

Helicopter Direction Control

3. New Development Introduction. The AN/SPN-35C will be introduced as an upgrade to the AN/SPN-35B. Installation will take place during shipyard availability periods by the shipyard's alteration installation teams. The AN/SPN-35C will also be installed during production of future LH type ships.

4. Significant Interfaces. The AN/SPN-35C will interface with the ship's pitch and roll gyro data for antenna stabilization and ships Mute interface

5. New Features, Configurations, or Material. The AN/SPN-35C introduces the new Radar Processor Controller unit that will provide MTD, BIT, and TWS capabilities to the system. The upgrade will replace the existing drive motors, antenna control circuits, transmitter, receiver, and display consoles with all new solid-state components designed to extend the life-cycle of the current system.

H. CONCEPTS

1. Operational Concept. The AN/SPN-35C will be operated by Air Traffic Controllers (AC) with Naval Enlisted Classification (NEC) 6903 assigned to the Amphibious Air Traffic Control Center (AATCC), during amphibious air operations (launches and recoveries) as required. The AN/SPN-35C will not require any changes to the current operational concept.

2. Maintenance Concept. The maintenance concept for the AN/SPN-35C is based on two levels of maintenance, organizational and depot. No intermediate level of maintenance is required. The upgrade to the AN/SPN-35C configuration will not cause any change to the current maintenance concept.

a. Organizational. Electronics Technician (ET) personnel with NEC 9602 will maintain the AN/SPN-35C. Organizational level maintenance consists of both Preventive Maintenance (PM) and Corrective Maintenance (CM) actions.

(1) Preventive Maintenance. Organizational level PM in support of the AN/SPN-35C will be accomplished per Maintenance Requirement Cards (MRCs) and maintenance manuals prepared for the system. PM consists of inspection, cleaning, lubricating, pressurization checks, calibration, and operational checks.

(2) Corrective Maintenance. Organizational level CM in support of the AN/SPN-35C consists of fault isolation to Weapon Replaceable Assemblies (WRA) and Shop Replaceable Assemblies (SRA) using BIT, Maintenance Assist Modules (MAMs), and General Purpose Electronic Test Equipment (GPETE). CM also includes removal and replacement of faulty WRAs and SRAs, and operational test to verify repairs.

b. Intermediate. NA

c. Depot. Depot level maintenance consists of repairs to WRAs and SRAs beyond the capability of organizational maintenance. The depot site for the AN/SPN-35C will be determined at a future date.

d. Interim Maintenance. In-Service Engineering Agents (ISEA) provide technical assistance on an as-required basis, from NAVAIRWARCENACDIV (Code 4.5.8.1.2), St. Inigoes. The Material Support Date for the AN/SPN-35C is scheduled for December 2002.

e. Life-Cycle Maintenance Plan. NA

3. Manning Concept. The AN/SPN-35C will not impact current manning onboard LH type ships. Personnel currently assigned to the ships that operate and maintain the AN/SPN-35B will operate and maintain the AN/SPN-35C. Refer to Part II of this NTSP for specific activity manpower requirements.

4. Training Concept. Initial and follow-on training will be required for AN/SPN-35C operators and maintainers. ISEA, NAVAIRWARCENACDIV St. Inigoes, will provide initial training and Naval Air Technical Training Center (NATTC) Pensacola, Florida, will provide follow-on training. NATTC Pensacola will develop the curricula for the operator and maintainer courses with technical assistance provided by ISEA, NAVAIRWARCENACDIV St. Inigoes. The AN/SPN-35C will be incorporated into existing follow-on courses.

a. Initial Training. ISEA, NAVAIRWARCENACDIV St. Inigoes, will provide initial instructor training at NATTC Pensacola and provide initial training onboard the ships (as required) concurrent with AN/SPN-35C installation. This requirement for shipboard training will exist until NATTC Pensacola begins teaching the follow-on courses. The initial training onboard ship is expected to begin during second quarter FY01 and NATTC instructor training is scheduled for third quarter FY01.

Title

AN/SPN-35C Initial Operator (Differences) Training

Description

This course provides AC personnel already trained on the AN/SPN-35B with the knowledge and skills necessary to operate the AN/SPN-35C.

Location

NATTC Pensacola, LHD 7. For other ships, see schedule in section K.1 below.

Length

To Be Determined

RFT date

Second quarter FY01

TTE/TD

TTE is the AN/SPN-35C.

Prerequisites

AC 6903

Title

AN/SPN-35C Initial Maintenance (Differences) Training

Description

This course provides ET personnel already trained on the AN/SPN-35B with the knowledge and skills necessary to maintain the AN/SPN-35C.

Location

NATTC Pensacola, LHD 7. For other ships, see schedule in section K.1 below.

Length

To Be Determined

RFT date

Second quarter FY01

TTE/TD

TTE is the AN/SPN-35C.

Prerequisites

ET 9602

b. Follow-on Training. NATTC Pensacola will update the operator and maintenance curricula with AN/SPN-35C information. The Amphibious Air Traffic Control Center Operations training course for AC personnel will require minor changes and should not cause a change to course length. Maintenance training for the AN/SPN-35C will be included in segment course C-103-2012 of pipeline course C-103-2116, and will replace current AN/SPN-35A/B information. The impact on the course length will be determined during curriculum development and changes will be included in future updates of this NTSP. Current planning calls for the removal of AN/SPN-35A/B information from the curriculum in October 2001. This will result in a training shortage for personnel assigned to ships that have not been upgraded to the AN/SPN-35C. NATTC Pensacola is currently analyzing training options. ISEA, NAVAIRWARCENACDIV St. Inigoes, is available as a possible interim training site for AN/SPN-35A/B maintenance and operator training until the upgrade has been completed at the fleet locations.

Title

Amphibious Air Traffic Control Center Operations

CIN

C-222-2019

Model Manager

NATTC Pensacola

Description

This course provides AC personnel with the basic knowledge and skills necessary to perform amphibious air traffic control operations readiness, watch station, and system operation functions during amphibious air operation evolutions.

Location

NATTC Pensacola

Length

40 days

RFT date

October 2001 with AN/SPN-35C incorporated into curriculum

Skill identifier

AC 6903

TTE/TD

TD is the AATCC Computer Display.

Prerequisites

C-222-2010, Air Traffic Controller

Title

AN/SPN-43C Amphibious Air Traffic Control Radar Maintenance Technician Pipeline

CIN

C-103-2116

Model Manager

NATTC Pensacola

Description

This course provides ET personnel training in the maintenance of the AN/SPN-35 and AN/SPN-43C Amphibious Air Traffic Control Radar Systems.

Location

NATTC Pensacola

Length

148 days

RFT date

October 2001 with AN/SPN-35C incorporated into curriculum

Skill identifier

ET 9602

TTE/TD

TTE is the AN/SPN-35C.

Prerequisites

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

AC 6903

C-222-2010, Air Traffic Controller

ET 9602

A-100-0138, Electronics Technician Core A School

A-100-0140, Electronics Technician Strand A School

d. Training Pipelines. No new training pipelines are required to support the AN/SPN-35C.

I. ONBOARD (IN-SERVICE) TRAINING

1. Proficiency or Other Training Organic to the New Development. NA

2. Personnel Qualification Standards. The AC personnel assigned to AATCC utilize Operator Personnel Qualification Standards for Amphibious Air Traffic Control, NAVEDTRA 43315-6A, for onboard training.

3. Other Onboard or In-Service Training Packages. NA

J. LOGISTICS SUPPORT

1. Manufacturer and Contract Numbers. Individual upgrade components of the AN/SPN-35C will be procured through different manufacturers. The AN/SPN-35C upgrade package and interconnecting hardware will be assembled by NAVAIRWARCENACDIV, St. Inigoes for installation at the field activities.

2. Program Documentation. The Allocated Baseline Description for the AN/SPN-35 System Upgrade, CDRL A003, Revision A, was prepared on 9 June 1999. Technical documentation for User Logistics Support Summary ULSS-ATC-019-REV A, 1 February 1999, is currently in the process of being updated. A new Maintenance Plan for the AN/SPN-35C is currently under development.

3. Technical Data Plan. NAVAIRWARCENACDIV St. Inigoes is developing Technical Manuals and MRCs for the AN/SPN-35C. The Technical Manuals and MRCs are scheduled for completion in December 2000.

4. Test Sets, Tools, and Test Equipment. The AN/SPN-35C will be maintained with GPETE. A Special Test Set may be required for performing maintenance on the Receiver-Transmitter. ISEA, NAVAIRWARCENACDIV St. Inigoes, is currently analyzing this possible requirement and will make a decision in the near future.

5. Repair Parts. Repair parts will be procured through normal supply channels. The Navy Ships Parts Control Center, Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, will be the primary inventory control point for AN/SPN-35C material. The Material Support Date for AN/SPN-35C is tentatively scheduled for fourth quarter FY02. Interim support will be provided by the ISEA.

6. Human Systems Integration. NA

K. SCHEDULES

1. Installation and Delivery Schedules. The installation and delivery schedule is subject to change based on ship availability and funding and is currently planned as indicated in the table below. For information on the schedule and updates contact ISEA, NAVAIRWARCENACDIV St. Inigoes, Code 3.1.4.2.

FY01

FY02

FY03

FY04

FY05

LHD 7

LHA 4

LHA 1

LHA 5

NAWCAD (2)

NATTC

LHD 4

LHA 2

LHD 3

 

NAWCAD (1)

 

LHA 3

LHD 5

 
   

LHD 1

LHD 6

 
   

LHD 2

MCS 12

 

2. Ready For Operational Use Schedule. The AN/SPN-35C will be ready for operational use following installation at each activity.

3. Time Required to Install at Operational Sites. Installation time for the AN/SPN-35C is expected to take between eight and ten weeks.

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

5. Training Device and Technical Training Equipment Delivery Schedule. The AN/SPN-35C upgrade is scheduled for installation at NATTC Pensacola in July 2001. The AN/SPN-35 for the maintenance course will be updated to the AN/SPN-35C configuration. ISEA, NAVAIRWARCENACDIV St. Inigoes, is currently determining the need for pre-faulted and faultable modules for testing and troubleshooting training in the maintenance course. The Training Device (TD) at the AATCC operator course will be updated to include simulation of the new AN/SPN-35C display panels.

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-35 System Upgrade Allocated Baseline Description

CDRL A003 Revision A

PMA213

Approved

Jun 99

Maintenance Plan

TBD, New development

PMA213

Pending

AN/SPN-35B User's Logistic Support Summary

ULSS-ATC-019

PMA213

Approved

Feb 99



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