Interface to the F-15 Radar Data Processor

Authors
Kolb, John E.
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Redinbo, G. Robert
Issue Date
1983-05
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Electrical engineering
Degree
MEng
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Abstract
On board the F-15 jet is a Radar Data Processor (RDP) which controls various functions of the radar system. Presently, when servicing is necessary on the RDP it has to be physically removed from the plane, to a test bench system. This procedure of removing the RDP, servicing, and then reinstalling it, is a lengthy operation (typically five-ten days). In an effort to reduce this down time, the Air Force proposed a portable system that could be used on the runway for limited diagnostic and boot-strapping purposes. This thesis details a hardware interface unit (IU) that was designed between the RDP and the Z80 microcomputer. In general, the IU would provide the ability to: • Read/write main memory • Do address comparing (for real time memory mapping) • Interrogate the RDP registers • Converse with the RDP's main bus • Provide buffering of all signals available from the RDP
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May 1983
School of Engineering
Department
Dept. of Electrical, Computer, and Systems Engineering
Publisher
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY
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