RADAR TEST SET
EQUIPMENT DESCRIPTION AND DATA
EQUIPMENT CHARACTERISTICS, CAPABILITIES, AND FEATURES
The Test Set can completely test IFF transponder and interrogator systems as well as Traffic Alert and
Collision Avoidance System (TCAS) computer systems. The Test Set adapts its transmitted power level and
receiver sensitivity to losses between the Test Set and transponder/interrogator antenna. This provides
accurate test results from many positions relative to the transponder/interrogator antenna. The unit can be
powered by either one battery stick, six commercial C-size NI-CAD, NiMH, or alkaline batteries, or external
power supply. The Test Set is operated using push buttons, and test results are displayed through the
viewfinder. Condensed operating instructions are located on the top surface (antenna).
CAPABILITIES AND FEATURES
Portable by one person
Tests Transponders and Interrogators.
Tests SIF Modes 1, 2, 3/A, and C.
Tests Mode 4 (when programmed).
Tests Mode S.
Displays comprehensive test results.
Powered by one rechargeable battery stick, or six commercial C-size NI-CAD or NiMH rechargeable
battery cells, six commercial non-rechargeable alkaline battery cells, or external power supply.
Comprehensive built-in test and self-calibration capability.
Supports direct or radiated (over-the-air) testing. Automatically senses direct connection.
Stores test results (PC downloadable).
Batteries can be charged while inside Test Set or using supplied external battery charger/discharger
(provided with unit).
Multipath, angle-fault detection (radiated test mode).
LOCATION AND DESCRIPTION OF MAJOR COMPONENTS
The TS-4530/UPM consists of the items listed below. An overall view of TS-4530/UPM is provided in Figure
2-1. The Test Set is a small, hand-held, preflight unit able to completely check out flight line, missile systems,
and shipboard AIMS-compatible transponder and interrogator systems. The Test Set and accessories (Table
2-1) are kept
in the transit case during shipment and storage. The Test Set has condensed operating
instructions located on the top surface.
Radar Test Set Hand-held Test Set that provides complete flight line check out of all AIMS
transponder and interrogator systems.
Transit Case The transit case protects the Test Set and accessories during storage and shipment.
The transit case has three handles, a hinged lid, and a pressure relief valve.
Battery Charger/Discharger The battery charger is used to charge, discharge, and refresh battery
sticks and commercial C-size NI-CAD and NiMH batteries.