Accession Number:

ADD019919

Title:

Weapons and Launcher Test Set (WALTS)

Descriptive Note:

Patent Application, Filed 9 Jun 2000

Corporate Author:

DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2000-06-09

Pagination or Media Count:

24.0

Abstract:

A portable data acquisition system for use in certifying torpedo tube launched weapons is provided. The system includes a portable computer using PCMCIA data acquisition card DAQcard 1200, rugged four slot chassis SCXI 1000, a 32 channel multiplexing module SCXI 1102c four channel isolation amplifier with excitation SCXI 1121, eight channel isolation amplifier SCXT 1120 a custom signal conditioning module, and associated terminal blocks and interface cables. All components are housed in a shock resilient and weather tight protective case. Power is supplied to the case through standard AC Outlet and is distributed to the PC and signal-conditioning unit. The portable computer is located in the upper section of the case, while the signal-conditioning unit is located in the lower section. Cable connections are located on a removable panel on one side of the case. Ships cables mate directly to these connectors. A new torpedo interface cable provides additional conductors which enables all Mk48ADCAP, Harpoon, and Tomahawk signals without the use of adapters. The system also includes processing software which automates data acquisition, display and certification of a torpedo tube.

Subject Categories:

  • Computer Systems
  • Torpedoes

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE