ATEC Digital Adaptation Study, Development and Field Evaluation - Digital Automated Technical Control.
Final technical rept. Mar 77-Aug 77,
HONEYWELL INC ST PETERSBURG FL AVIONICS DIV
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Subsequent to the completion of the feasibility phase of the ATEC Digital Adaptation Study, existing ATEC hardware and software was adapted or developed to provide Performance Assessment PA, Fault Isolation FI and Trend Analysis for the FKV type digital transmission systems. The resulting DATEC system was then field tested using the facilities of the digital transmission test bed located at Ft. Huachuca, Arizona. The purpose of the field evaluation was to confirm the basic concepts, exercise and test the developed hardware and software, and verify DATECs capabilities to accomplish PAFITA in the operational environment of an operating digital Transmission system. These DATEC capabilities are directed towards the centralized nodal monitoring of numerous digital transmission links. The DATEC field evaluation confirmed both the practicality and advantages inherent in automated digital system monitoring, insofar as enabling the centrally located controller to performance assess, trend analyze and fault isolate the digital transmission system for numerous failure occurrences and patterns and system parameter degradation. DATEC enables technicians to monitor in-service system parameters thereby enhancing system performance and allowing more efficient utilization of maintenance resources. Author
- Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods
- Non-Radio Communications