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BBG-ACP/ARP

Radar Azimuth Converter Card

 

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Description

The BBG-ACP/ARP is an ISAbus compatible card which interfaces to any slot of an IBM PC or clone. The BBG-ACP/ARP accepts the Azimuth Reference Signal from a radar system and the ownship heading information to compute the TRUE and RELATIVE Azimuth Reference Pulses and the Azimuth Change Pulses. These signals, combined with the radar video signal, enable display of the radar situation picture on many commercial and military radar consoles.

The BBG-ACP/ARP is a "SMART" interface due to the onboard processor which communicates with the PCbus through shared memory, thus, requiring minimum PC processor time. Ownship heading information can be inputted over the PCbus, via synchro/resolver inputs, or over a serial interface. The BBG-ACP/ARP serial message format uses the NMEA 0183 message structures and supports RS-232, RS-422, RS-423, RS-485, and MIL-STD-188C protocols.

DC power is supplied by the PCbus requiring no external power supplies. In situations not requiring a PC interface, the BBG-ACP/ARP operates in a "STAND-ALONE" mode. With the addition of an external +5 volt power supply, the onboard processor accepts the ARP and heading information to compute the true and relative azimuth signals without the requirement of a PCbus.

Radar signals, reference inputs, and serial outputs are available on a 50 pin male (DB50P) connector.

Features

  • IBM PC COMPATIBLE 
  • INPUTS:
    • AZIMUTH REFERENCE PULSE
    • VIA DISCRETE OR SYNCHRO
    • OWNSHIP'S HEADING VIA
    • PCbus, SYNCHRO/RESOLVER
    • OR SERIAL
  • TRUE OR RELATIVE OUTPUTS:
    • AZIMUTH REFERENCE PULSE
    • AZIMUTH CHANGE PULSE
  • STAND-ALONE MODE WITH ADDITIONAL +5V POWER SUPPLY
  • CUSTOM IMPLEMENTATIONS AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST

 

 

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Technical Specifications

 

 

 BBG-ACP/ARP SPECIFICATIONS

 

        PARAMETER

 

VALUE

 

UNITS

 

POWER SUPPLY

 

5

 

Volts

 

500

 

Milliamps

TEMPERATURE RANGE

OPERATING

STORAGE

 

0 to +50

-65 to +150

 

 

oC

oC

 

PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS

FULL SIZE IBM PC CARD

 

4.5 x 13.5 x 0.6

 

in.

 

11.4 x 34.3 x 1.5

 

cm.

 

Overview
The BBG-ACP/ARP is a stand-alone converter which provides an interface between several commercial and military radar systems. The BBG-ACP/ARP accepts azimuth angle information from a radar system and generates one Azimuth Reference Pulse and 4096 Azimuth Change Pulses for each revolution of the radar sweep. The BBG-ACP/ARP operates from 115 Volt 60 Hertz AC power.


During power up, the BBG-ACP/ARP fully configures the interface for operation. Once configured, the converter performs synchro to digital conversion and provides the azimuth reference pulse and azimuth change pulses for each angle of the radar sweep.
 

 

Data Sheet

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