Accession Number:

AD0260294

Title:

EVALUATION OF THE PRC-53 (FORMERLY PRC-34/36) FLIGHT DECK COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEM

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NAVY ELECTRONICS LAB SAN DIEGO CALIF

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Report Date:

1961-04-18

Pagination or Media Count:

1.0

Abstract:

Tests were performed on the PRC-53 formerly the PRC-3436 interim equipment designed for twoway flight deck communication on aircraft carriers. Laboratory and shipboard evaluation of the PRC-53 showed that 1 it is an effective interim system, highly regarded by shipboard personnel, 2 noise limits its use at 120 to 125 db, and 3 the helmet is heavy and has no standby position therefore, it is generally not worn until jet engines start. The PRC-53 features control equipment in primary flight control and flight deck control consisting of a suitable transmitter and receiver fed by a noise-canceling hand-held M-34 microphone and listened to over a single earphone. The portable equipment is all helmet-mounted. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE