Data Transfer Cartridge (DTC)

Technical Information

Catalogue No: C0559
Category: Mission Systems
Object Type: Data Storage
Object Name: Data Transfer Cartridge (DTC)
Part No: 697964-3
Serial No: 0008
Manufacturer: GEC-Marconi Avionics
Division: Flight Systems [FSD]
Platform(s): Tornado 
Year of Manufacture:
Dimensions:
Width (mm):
110 
Height (mm):
30 
Depth (mm):
190 
Weight (g):
480 
Location: Archive Object Store
Inscription(s):

GEC-Marconi Avionics Ltd.
Title. DTC Assembly
Part No. 697964-3
Ser.No. 0008
Code K0656
GMav Part No. 59-068-01
Mod. Record
1,2,...,11,12

Notes:

The unit is used to rapidly transfer mission planning data into the aircraft systems via a cartridge. The data may be stores data and route planning and is transferred from a computerised Mission Planning Station. These systems use non-volatile memory so that no battery backup is needed and contain 4MByte of solid state memory.

The 12 round glass-windowed photo-transistors, interspersed with photo-diodes form a 12-bit electro-optical data interface that is more rugged than normal mechanical electrical connectors. The Data Transfer Unit will have a similar electro-optical array within it.

This is the Data Transfer Cartridge that fits Data Transfer Unit, ODMI0558.

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