Initial Production Test of the AN/ARN-82 Omni-Range Radio Receivng Set.
ARMY AVIATION TEST BOARD FORT RUCKER ALA
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The USAAVNTBD conducted the Initial Production Test of the ANARN-82 Omni-Range Receiving Set in the vicinity of Fort Rucker, Alabama, from 3 January to 23 February 1966. The sets were installed in a U-8D Airplane and a UH-1D Helicopter and were operated in flight for 54 hours. The general concept of the test was to verify adequacy and quality of the production ANARN-82 by performing the same operational and flight tests on the ANARN-82 as those conducted on the off-the-shelf omni-range receiver. Additional tests were conducted to determine whether the deficiencies and shortcomings reported on the off-the-shelf set had been corrected. The installation characteristics were adequate and were the same as those of the previously-tested off-the-shelf equipment. The in-flight performance of the ANARN-82 was adequate and was comparable to that of the previously-tested off-the-shelf equipment. Maintenance and support requirements reported for the off-the-shelf set remained unchanged. Three of the six deficiencies previously reported were satifactorily corrected. Internal lighting of the course indicator and two modifications to the control panel were not provided as previously recommended. No new deficiencies were discovered. One additional shortcoming was noted. It was concluded that the adequacy and the quality of the production ANARN-82 have been improved by the correction of three of the six previously-reported deficiencies, that the ANARN-82 will be suitable for Army use when the three remaining deficiencies are corrected, and that correction of the shortcoming would enhance the suitability of the set.
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