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Central Systems Monitoring Room

If the heart of the radar system was the MIP, then CSMR would be the brain. The Central Systems Monitoring Room (originally the Central Switching and Monitoring Room) was where the system was maintained in the best possible configuration by skilled contractor personnel.

To get to CSMR, from the tracker, one would have to go through the transmitter area, down a ramp, and through the aptly-named "green cabinet area." The green cabinet area is where a lot of the system's equipment is contained in large, accessible boxes.

CSMR, along with the Missile Warning Operations Center (MWOC) was to the left of this picture where the blue mat is in the above photo. Inside CSMR, contractors had to monitor several consoles and displays to maintain optimum system configuration. They were the system experts on duty, and could usually maintain "green time" for Clear, even if major components like the transmitters, scanners, and synchronizers malfunctioned.

CSMR worked closely with the MWOC so that the operations crew could deploy the tracking radar to cover for system losses and to verify whether or not the system is functioning properly during a potential missile raid.

Some of the consoles and the master monitoring display The switching console where transmitter power could be swapped to different detection radars




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