Mode-S Sensor Maintenance (MSSR)Course 40398
This five-week course teaches the theory of operation, alignment procedures and troubleshooting exercises on the Northrop Grumman Monopulse Secondary Surveillance Radar System/Mode-S.
Academy resident training on the Mode-S equipment is 40% lecture, 50% laboratory (practical hands-on exercises and demonstrations where applicable), 5% is computer-based instruction (CBI) simulations, and 5% is videotape.
Lecture subjects include system overview, overall block diagram, local terminal applications, interrogator/transmitter, receiver, antenna system and radiation patterns, signal processor, radar and communications interfaces, and built-in test system. Laboratory subjects include operations, maintenance, calibration, and fault diagnostics corresponding to lecture subjects. CBI subjects include background information and simulations. Video subjects include background information.
At the conclusion of the course, participants will be able to:
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
This course provides training for electronic technicians and engineers responsible for operating, maintaining, and certifying/verifying normal operation of the Mode-S equipment.
Prerequisites: 44020, Introduction to Computers
42058, Modern Radar Concepts
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