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Control Indicator Data Set

Technical Information

Catalogue No: C0517
Category: Radio Communication/Sensing
Object Type: Control/Data Entry
Object Name: Control Indicator Data Set
Part No: A-46-0001-01
Serial No: 115
Manufacturer: GEC Avionics
Division:
Platform(s): Nimrod
Year of Manufacture: circa 1988
Dimensions:
Width (mm):
146 
Height (mm):
228 
Depth (mm):
200 
Weight (g):
2,450 
Location: Triple Shelf Unit M (control panels) [Main Store]
Inscription(s):

Sect./Ref.
NATO No. 5821-99-649-0571
Unit Title Control Indicator Data Set
A-46-0001-01
Elliott Brothers, (London) Ltd.
Serial No. 115

Notes:

The Control Indicator Data Set (CIDS) and the Control Monitor were designed at Basildon for the Nimrod AEW Auto Management Radio And Intercom Management System, AMRICS.
The CIDS controlled the Collins supplied Link11 Data network modem.
The Control/Monitor managed a dual redundant Comms Management processor and entered stud (channel) number parameters such modulation, frequency and squelch level for hf, vhf and uhf Comms radios.
These items never made it into service.
(Information supplied by Paul Ogden)
It is not known why the Units were found at Rochester nor why the label shows manufacture by 'Elliott Brothers (London) Ltd'. The Elliott name was still a registered trading company but equipment was not marked with that name after the late 60s.

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