|Category:||Vision Enhancement (FLIR/Rifle Sight)|
|Object Type:||Test Equipment|
|Object Name:||Special-to-Type Test Equipment (STTE) for Thermal Imaging Modules|
|Year of Manufacture:||circa 1984|
|Location:||Rack RAA07 [Main Store]|
The Marconi TICM (Thermal Imaging Common Module) II thermal imaging system was used on the Phoenix UAV in the Turret which had a special Pilkington zoom lens fitted. The TICM II equipment came from Marconi Avionics at Basildon but the main contractor for the Phoenix was the Rochester site and system integration and testing was done there.
A Special to type test equipment (S.T.T.E.) was used to test four Thermal Imaging Common Modules (TICM).
99-717 Combining and Buffer Amplifier.
99-716 Timing Generator
99-714 Power Regulator
99-735 STTE/Switched Regulator
The Box is very simple and has a large number of sockets on the front to allow patching of functions and a significant array of switches for function selection. There is a socket for connection to a Digital Voltmeter. An external Power Supply was needed to give various voltages.