|Object Type:||Data Storage|
|Object Name:||Data Transfer Cartridge (DTC)|
|Division:||Flight Systems [FSD]|
|Year of Manufacture:||Unknown|
|Location:||Main Object Store|
GEC-Marconi Avionics Ltd.
Title. DTC Assembly
Part No. 697964-3
GMav Part No. 59-068-01
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, C0558.